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Texas Health Resources Board of Trustees Elects Laday as Chair, Bass as Vice Chair

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Health Resources board of trustees has tapped Kerney Laday Sr. and Anne T. Bass to serve two-year leadership terms and to help establish the strategic direction for the largest faith-based health care system in North Texas in terms of patients served.

Kerney Laday Sr. Anne T. Bass
Kerney Laday Sr. Anne T. Bass

Laday, president of The Laday Co. and a retired senior vice president of Xerox Corp., was elected as the board’s chair. Bass, president of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Foundation, was selected as vice chair. Their terms became effective Jan. 1.

Laday and Bass have served on the Texas Health board since 2002 and bring experience from a number of its subcommittees.

“Texas Health Resources has been most fortunate that so many highly dedicated leaders have contributed their time and talents to helping us become the health care system of choice in North Texas,” said Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health. “I’m pleased that our board of trustees has once again selected two outstanding individuals to serve as chair and vice chair. I look forward to working with them and continuing to witness their passion for the mission of Texas Health.”

Laday succeeds Leonard H. Roberts, the retired former chairman, president and CEO of Radio Shack Corp., as chair of the Texas Health board. Laday was the board’s vice chair from 2010-11 and also served as chair of its Finance Committee during that time. He has served on the board of Presbyterian Healthcare Resources is currently on the boards of TD Industries and Rent-A-Center. He is also executive chairman of 21st Century Group, a Life Member of the board of directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and a member of The Dallas Together Forum.

In 1997 Laday founded his eponymous management consulting firm following 26 years with Xerox, where he rose to be senior vice president of field operations.

In addition to Bass’ many contributions to the Texas Health board, she has chaired its Quality & Performance Committee since 2010.

She has been an active supporter of numerous other organizations and presently serves on the boards of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, Duke University, Brite Divinity School and Middlesex School.

Laday, as the new chair, named the following Texas Health trustees to head key board committees:

  • Anne T. Bass, Quality & Performance
  • Denny Holman, Facilities Development & Real Estate Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
  • Terry Kelley, Audit & Compliance
  • Leonard H. Roberts, Finance
  • James E. Oesterreicher, Executive Compensation & Benefits
  • Bohn D. Allen, M.D., People & Culture
  • Kerney Laday, Governance
  • Wesley Turner, Strategic Planning & Development
  • Joseph Ray Nixon, Investment Subcommittee of the Finance Committee

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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