December 7, 2011
The St. John’s Medical Center (SJMC) Board of Trustees has appointed Scott Gibson as Trustee to fill a vacancy created by a resignation. Gibson's term will run from December 6, 2011 through the next General Election in November 2012.
"Scott Gibson has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and business executive and served for nearly 10 years as a member of the governing board of the Oregon Health and Science University. He also has been serving as a community member of the SJMC Finance and Strategy Steering committees,” said SJMC Board President Michael Tennican. "The Trustees are in agreement that Scott Gibson will be a tremendous asset on the Board." Tennican added that “the choice among the candidates for the vacant Board position was difficult. The Board was impressed by the experience and capabilities of all the candidates who indicated an interest in serving. We hope we can enlist their talents in other roles supporting St. John’s services to the community.”
Gibson partnered with 19 other Intel employees to co-found Sequent Computer Systems, Inc. in 1983. Sequent grew from start up to a company with 2,500 employees and went public in 1987. Gibson served starting as VP Finance and Operations, then Chief Operating Officer, then President and COO, and finally President and Co-CEO. Sequent was sold to IBM in 1998. Gibson currently is chairman of the board for Radisys Corporation and is a board member for TriQuint Semiconductor, NW Natural, and Pixelworks.
Gibson also has many years of experience as a volunteer. In addition to his service as a member of the governing board of Oregon Health and Science University, he served ten years on the Oregon Community Foundation, six years on the Board of the Olin College of Engineering and has worked with a number of other educational and public-private organizations. Gibson is currently a member of the Grants Committee of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole.
"St. John's Medical Center is a hugely important community resource and, given that I have a background in working with hospitals, I now hope to have a positive impact on this vital community resource as a Trustee," said Gibson.