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Harold White Sr. Awards Breakfast – Announces Guest Speaker Paula Autry, President and CEO of Henry Ford Allegiance Health


The HRC is pleased to announce Paula Autry, President and CEO, of Henry Ford Allegiance Health and Senior Vice President and CEO, Central Market, Henry Ford Health System will be or guest speaker for this year’s Harold White Sr. Awards Ceremony.

Paula Autry provides strategic leadership and direction over the entire clinical and financial enterprise of Henry Ford Allegiance Health and Henry Ford Health System’s Central Market, which encompasses a seven-county region in South Central Michigan.


A graduate of the University of Notre Dame in pre-medicine, Autry later earned both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Hospital Administration from Tulane University. Before joining Henry Ford Health System in 2019, Autry was CEO of Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne. She has also served as CEO of the Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai-Grace Hospital. Autry’s earlier career included several executive leadership roles, including positions with Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, OH, and Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital in Richmond, VA.


This year’s awards will be presented October 9th, at 7:30am at the Cascades Manor House and are open to the public. The HRC has made a few changes and will be honoring three recipients, instead of one, that have been leaders in the community regarding Diversity, Inclusion and Volunteer efforts. Nominations are still being accepted until September 1st.

Ticket cost is $25 per person. Corporate table sponsorships are also available for $250 which will include an ad in the event program. Tickets may be purchased in person or by sending a check Sharon Hasen C/O Harold White Awards City of Jackson – City Manager’s Office 161 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson MI 49201 Phone: 517.788.4167.

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