Ken Paulus

Former President & Chief Executive Officer
Allina Health System, Inc.

Ken Paulus was president and chief executive officer of Allina Hospitals & Clinics from 2009 to 2014. He moved into that leadership position after serving as chief operating officer (COO), responsible for the operations of Allina's 11 hospitals, specialty operations and clinic groups (Allina Medical Clinic, Aspen Medical Group and Quello Clinic). He has led numerous growth initiatives, including a number of joint ventures, partnerships and acquisitions.

Before joining Allina in 2006, Paulus was president and chief executive officer of Massachusetts-based HealthOne Care System, one of the nation's largest physician organizations as well as a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of Boston-based Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., and chief operating officer of Alta Bates Medical Resources in Berkeley, California.

Paulus serves on the Board of Overseers for the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business, is a trustee with Hamline University, and serves on the executive committee and board of directors for the Minnesota Hospital Association. Ken is also a Director of TeamHealth, HealthGrades and Cogentix Medical, Inc,, and advisor to Vestar Capital Partners, Water Street and Frazier Healthcare.