Kevin M. Leyden Named Senior Vice President
ALBANY, N.Y., July 16, 2013 – Albany Medical Center has named a veteran IBM executive to the newly created position of senior vice president for business development and strategic partnerships to explore novel ways to support Albany Med’s mission, strengthen its bottom line and address the fast-paced changes in the health care field.
Kevin M. Leyden, whose distinguished career with IBM spanned almost 20 years, joins the senior leadership team of the Medical Center, charged with developing non-traditional partnerships and alliances to leverage existing assets and generate new revenue.
In announcing Leyden’s appointment today, James J. Barba, president and CEO said, “Albany Medical Center is extremely fortunate to have a professional of Kevin’s caliber and vast experience in this new position. He brings a unique combination of entrepreneurship and corporate acumen to his role at Albany Med – one that, over the next 10 years, will prove increasingly important to the region’s only academic health sciences center. Given his significant accomplishments and depth of knowledge, Kevin is in a unique position to discern possibilities, shape collaborations and create powerful new models to help ensure Albany Med’s future.”
Leyden was most recently a client/solution executive at IBM in Albany managing relationships with several New York State health and human services agencies and the Executive Chamber as well as higher education institutions. His various positions with IBM involved local, regional, national and international responsibilities. He was recognized with several awards including on four occasions with IBM’s highest sales excellence honor, the Golden Circle Award.,.
Leyden joined IBM in 1995 following nearly 10 years with the New York State Department of Social Services where he was appointed by Gov. Mario M. Cuomo as director of the “Decade of the Child” to spearhead a statewide initiative to improve children and family services through cross-agency innovation and collaboration. In this capacity, he worked closely with First Lady Matilda Cuomo. Leyden held gubernatorial appointments as chair of the advisory board of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and served on Governor-Elect Andrew M. Cuomo’s transition team, chairing the health and human services team.
Leyden serves on the adjunct faculty of the University at Albany schools of Business and Social Welfare; served as the charter co-chairman of the Business Alliance for Tech Valley High School, as chairman of the board of directors of Parsons Child and Family Center, as a trustee of Catholic Charities of the Albany Diocese and as president of the LaSalle School Foundation.
A recipient of numerous honors, he was recognized with the LaSalle Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in Child Welfare, Governor Mario M. Cuomo’s Citation for outstanding contribution to fellow men and women, and the American Legion Medal for outstanding contribution to fellow men and women, among many others awards.
He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Manhattan College and an M.S. in Administration from the University at Albany. He resides in Bethlehem with his wife and two children.
Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and which also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with nearly 400 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.
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