Albert Wright, Jr.

Wright is the president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System, West Virginia’s largest employer and the state’s leading provider of advanced specialty care.

Having previously served in several senior-level positions at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA, and Ohio Health in Columbus, OH, Wright came to the health system in 2014 to serve as its president and CEO of West Virginia University Hospitals, the health system’s 675-bed flagship and the state’s leading academic medical center. He then became the health system’s chief operating officer while continuing to serve as the hospital CEO. Two years after his arrival he was named the health system’s chief executive.

Mr. Wright earned a BS degree in pharmacy from the University of Toledo, a Master of Health Administration at The Ohio State University, and his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Florida. He is involved in several charitable and civic organizations, serves on several boards, and is a soccer coach on the weekends. He and his wife, Joy, have four children.

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