Meet the President of the Executive MBA Alumni Association

Billy D. Adkisson (EMBA '93) was elected president of the EMBA Association this fall.

Adkisson is founder and president of James Russell, Inc., a healthcare consulting company based in Bloomington, Illinois. Since 1983, this firm has been providing both physician and executive searches as well as a full range of consulting services that help clients compete successfully in the healthcare marketplace. These services include joint ventures, medical group formation, marketing and practice development, and long- and short-term planning.

A graduate of Illinois State University, with a degree in business administration, Adkisson had broad business experience before starting his own firm, including a stint as branch manager for Hewlett Packard. He was instrumental in founding the National Association of Physician Recruiters (president from 1985-86), was a charter member of the National Association of Executive Recruiters, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association of Health-care Consultants. He is also active in community affairs.


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