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Purdue University Honors Baptist Health Executive George Foyo As 2015 Old Master

November 9, 2015

Purdue Old Masters program brings distinguished alumni to campus to share experiences with current students.

George FoyoPurdue University has selected George W. Foyo, Baptist Health’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer, for inclusion in the 2015 Purdue Old Masters program. Created in 1950, the program is a unique and longstanding Purdue tradition that each year invites 10 exceptional individuals, all outstanding in their respective fields, to campus to share their life and work experiences with students.

Mr. Foyo graduated from Purdue with a master of science in Industrial Engineering. Prior to joining Baptist Health, he served as market president for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, president of DIRECTV Latin America and president and managing director for AT&T’s Caribbean and Latin American Division. Among his many recognitions, he was inducted into the Hispanic Engineer Hall of Fame and was recognized as Executive of the Year by the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the United States.

“I am proud to be a beneficiary of the limitless opportunities available to Purdue University graduates in engineering and other technical disciplines who seek not just to work in, but also to lead, world-class organizations,” said Mr. Foyo. “I look forward to the opportunity to reminisce and share ideas with Purdue’s student body, the leaders of the future.”

The Old Masters program has been a Purdue University tradition since 1950, celebrating distinguished alumni and others while inspiring students to embody the value of the Boilermaker experience. Past Old Masters have included Jim Miller, vice president of worldwide operations, Google Inc.; Jack Calhoun, president of Banana Republic ; and Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., senior vice president for corporate strategy and policy, Eli Lilly & Co. and current Purdue president; Justice Brent E. Dickson, Indiana Supreme Court Justice; Lewis H. Young, Editor-in-Chief of Business Week; Greg Wasson, former CEO, Walgreens and Virginia Jacko, CEO, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue’s programs in engineering continue to be ranked among the 10 best in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s graduate school rankings. Purdue alumni have achieved recognition in a range of areas, particularly in the science, engineering, and aviation industries.

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children ‘s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians, and also includes Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization ‘s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health is listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also recognized as one of the World ‘s Most Ethical Companies for the third year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute. Visit


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