Methodist Rehabilitation Center announces new board officers
Matthew “Matt” L. Holleman, III has been named chairman of the board of trustees of Methodist Rehabilitation Center. Holleman, a board member since 1999, has served as vice chairman since 2004.
Holleman is president and CEO of Galaxie Corp., an investment company. He is the former president and CEO of Mississippi Valley Gas, where he worked for 15 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Mississippi and a master’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College. He also is involved with the Society of International Business Fellows, the Public Education Forum, the Boy Scouts of America, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, the Mississippi Technology Alliance, the Nature Conservancy and the Mississippi Museum of Art.
“I think Methodist Rehab is extraordinary when you really understand their mission and the challenges they face. The commitment of the doctors, as well as all the staff, is impressive,” Holleman said. “I’m honored to be associated with them and to serve as chairman, and I’m anxious to help in any way I can.”
He takes the helm from William R. “Randy” James, a board member since 1992. James, who is president of Pruet Production Co. and manager of Pruet Oil LLC, will continue to serve on the board. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration finance from the University of Arkansas.
Mike P. Sturdivant Jr, will assume the role of vice chairman. A board member since 1979, Sturdivant most recently served as board treasurer. He has a Bachelor of Arts in business from Millsaps College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He is part owner of Due West Plantation, a family-owned farming operation in Glendora.
David L. McMillin will continue to serve as board secretary, a position he has held since 2001. A board member since 1999, McMillin received his master’s degree in business administration from Millsaps College and a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Mississippi. He is a region sales manager for Xerox Corporation.
Walter Weems is the new treasurer for the board. A board member since 2002, he received his Bachelor of Arts in history, economics and political science from Vanderbilt University and a juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt Law School. Since 1999, he has been the chairman of the board for Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes.
Dean Miller honored as Life Member
When Dean Miller stepped down from his role as chairman of Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s board of trustees in 2004, he spoke of his great appreciation for the hospital’s mission.
The board, in turn, recently showed its appreciation for Miller’s role in that mission by awarding him the title of Life Member. The honor came as Miller — the hospital’s longest serving board member — readied to retire after almost 40 years of service.
“As one of our original founders, Dean has been deeply committed to Methodist Rehab from day one,” said Mark Adams, president and CEO of Methodist Rehab. “He has helped us grow from a dream in the eyes of our founders to a rehabilitation center recognized as one of the best in the United States. His active leadership, guidance and counsel will be sorely missed, but as a Life Member he will stay involved with the board in an advisory capacity.”
Miller assumed the role of chairman when Earl Wilson, the hospital’s founding chairman, died in 2000. And he speaks fondly of the many who helped him continue the center’s mission. “I worked with a lot of wonderful people, including the staff, the employees and the board members,” Miller said. “The hospital provides a service that is so needed, you have to appreciate that mission.”
Methodist Rehabilitation Center Board of Trustees
President and Chief Executive Officer | Mark A. Adams
Officers | Matthew (Matt) L. Holleman, III—Chairman of the Board, Mike P. Sturdivant, Jr.—Vice Chairman, David L. McMillin—Secretary, Walter Weems—Treasurer
Members | Rev. Bert Felder, C. Gerald Garnett, Ann Holifield, Tish Hughes , William R. (Randy) James, Otis Johnson, S. Edward Kossman, Jr., Michael D. Maples, M.D. , William (Bill) A. Ray, Michael Reddix, M.D., E. B. (Bud) Robinson, Jr., Dobrivoje Stokic, M.D. , Thomas A. Turner, III, Dirk B. Vanderleest, Wirt A. Yerger, III
Life Members | Sally Carmichael, Dean M. Miller, John H. Webb, Jr., Jesse L. Wofford, M.D.
Founders | Earl R. Wilson, Frank E. Hart, Sr., Hilton L. Ladner, Jesse L. Wofford
|Mark A. Adams | President and CEO Methodist Rehabilitation Center