Lori Turner named VP at Kettering Health Network
DAYTON — Lori Turner, wife of U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, RCenterville, has joined Kettering Health Network as vice president of market development and strategic communications.
Kevin Lavoie, network spokesman, confirmed the hire late Monday afternoon. He declined to say who Turner is succeeding.
“Lori is a skilled strategic thinker who will bring great energy to our organization and improve our capabilities. She has earned a reputation for building professional and high performance teams that deliver results. We are pleased to welcome her to the Kettering Health Network family,” Roy Chew, president of Kettering Medical Center, said in a message sent Monday to network managers.
“ Kettering Health Network has a big heart for this community,” Turner said in a statement. “It is a pleasure to serve alongside Kettering’s skilled and compassionate team.”
Before joining KHN, Turner was president and chief executive of her firm, the Turner Effect, which worked for the Kettering Medical Center. The business also served more than 250 clients in health care, manufacturing and professional services, according to Chew.
Turner also served as assistant vice president of marketing and communications for Union Central Life in Cincinnati. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton.
In 2006, the Dayton Development Coalition hired Turner’s firm to help develop a regional branding campaign. In February 2008, Turner withdrew her firm from the campaign. She said Dayton Daily News reports about the firm’s $300,000 no-bid contract were creating a harmful distraction for the $1.5 million campaign.