Young Leader Meeting
DEC Young Leader Series: Joan Budden
About This Meeting
DEC Young Leaders enjoyed a late afternoon meeting on September 22, 2016 with Joan Budden, President & CEO, of Priority Health. The sold-out meeting was held at Priority Health’s Southfield office.
Ms. Budden kicked off the program by talking about the path which led to her current position. A consistent theme was the importance of hard work.
Joan shared some key lessons: one of which is to develop a “thought partner(s)” where you work. She describes these people as co-workers you can have the type of conversations with that help think outside the box and push the envelope on strategies and processes. Ideas that come out of these conversations can help you land a job at the next level within your company.
A robust Q&A session followed which included discussions on the state of health care in Michigan, how to get involved in non-profit boards and work/life balance. Afterwards YLs enjoyed more networking with Joan and other YL members.
Many thanks to Joan and Priority Health for their generosity and for making this meeting possible.