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William J. Schoen is the retired founder, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Health Management Associates, Inc. He joined HMA’s Board of Directors in 1983 and became president the same year. He was named chairman of the board and CEO in 1986. He is a former chairman of Commerce National Bank of Naples; former president, COO, and CEO of the F. & M. Schaefer Corporation; former president of the Pierce Glass subsidiary of Indian Head, Inc. and serves on the board of directors of the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. He is chairman of Wilshar Management Company and the Schoen Charitable Foundation. Bill is a member of the Founders’ Group of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and the Advisory Cabinet of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s American Patriots Campaign.
Bill serves on the Business Advisory Council of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert School of Business and the Business Advisory Council of the USC Marshall School of Business. Junior Achievement of SW Florida inducted Bill into the Business Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2006 Ernst & Young awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to Bill in recognition of his entrepreneurial endeavors. Hodges University named Bill its Humanitarian of the Year in 2003.
Bill earned a B.S. and an M.B.A. from USC. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956. He has served on the USC Board of Trustees since 2005.