May/June 2007

Lofton Among Nation’s Most Influential Black Leaders


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Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health Initiatives and chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA), is on Ebony magazine’s annual list of the nation’s most influential black Americans. Lofton was recognized as an influential leader in the “Ebony Power 150: The Most Influential Blacks in America,” which appeared in the May issue. Lofton joins well-known black Americans such as U.S. Senator Barack Obama, actress Halle Berry, talk show host Oprah Winfrey and poet Maya Angelou on the list. Lofton has served as Catholic Health Initiatives’ top executive since August 2003 and is also the former president of the National Association of Health Services Executives. As AHA’s board chair since January 2007, he is leading a national movement for increased diversity in health care and expanded access to health care services for those in need.