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Sam Howard

Sam Howard
Sam Howard
President, Council of Board Chairs and Members
National Urban League, Trustee

Samuel Howard serves as Chairman of Phoenix Holdings, Inc., an investment holding company pursuing business opportunities in health care and real estate. Howard also served as Chairman of Xantus Corporation, an investor owned company that owned and operated health maintenance organizations. Xantus Corporation was named the 14th largest privately held company in Nashville in 1999. Howard is the principal of SHH, LLC, acompany which is engaged in the development of Drake’s Run, a real estate subdivision in the northwest area of Nashville, Tennessee. Howard is a State of Tennessee Rule 31 Civil Mediator. He began his career in the health field as Vice President Finance and Business at Meharry Medical College in November 1973. He joined Hospital Affiliates International, Inc., as Vice President Planning.

He was later promoted to Vice President of the INA Health Care Group, and later Vice President and Treasurer of Hospital Affiliates International, Inc. Howard joined Hospital Corporation of America as Vice President and Treasurer in August 1981. He was promoted to Senior Vice President Public Affairs in October 1988. He resigned from HCA and became Chairman of Phoenix Holdings, Inc. to pursue investments in healthcare and broadcasting. From 1963 to 1966, Howard was Financial Analyst with General Electric Company. In 1966 and 1967, he served as a White House Fellow with U.S. Ambassador Arthur Goldberg. In 1967, he was Director - Educational Computer Services at Howard University. From 1968 to 1972, he held various positions with TAW International Leasing, Inc., culminating as Vice President-Finance, Secretary and Treasurer. He founded Phoenix Communications Group, Inc., which owns and operates broadcasting properties. Howard received a
B.S. from Oklahoma State University and a M.A. from Stanford University.

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