STBTC Board announces resignation of President/CEO Dr. Land
SAN ANTONIO (April 15, 2011) - Dr. Kevin Land has resigned as President and Medical Director of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) to pursue personal interests. Dennis Stahl, Board chairman of STBTC, made the announcement today. Dr. Land joined STBTC as President in June 2010.
Stahl said Mary Beth Fisk, Executive Vice President, has been named Interim President and Chief Operating Officer, and that former CEO Dr. Norman D. Kalmin, STBTC's first President and now CEO of STBTC affiliate QualTex Laboratories, will step in as Interim Medical Director.
"We wish Dr. Land well and appreciate his service to STBTC," Stahl said. "We are focused on continuing with the important work of the Center and further building our reputation for service and innovation."
"Both Mary Beth Fisk and Dr. Kalmin have the full confidence of the Board and are known and respected by our employees, the hospitals we serve and the blood donor community locally and nationally," he said.
"Mary Beth has been with STBTC since 1995 and spearheaded the formation of the Texas Cord Blood Bank, which the Texas Legislature authorized and we manage," Stahl said. "Through a statewide hospital network, the Texas Cord Blood Bank collects and stores umbilical cord blood which is used to treat patients - often very young patients - suffering from certain cancers and blood disorders. Dr. Kalmin is a nationally-known expert in collecting, testing and distributing blood and tissue. He served as our CEO from 1985 to 2010, when he agreed to become the full-time CEO of QualTex Laboratories which provides blood and plasma testing services for clients around the nation."
Fisk said, "STBTC's dedicated work force of over 550 team members delivers extraordinary service to our 43-county region as well as international exchange. This will be a seamless transition and we will maintain our total commitment to continue providing South Texas with a safe and plentiful blood supply."
Stahl said the Board will launch a national search in the coming weeks to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer.