George V. Masi, FACHE
George Masi is the president and CEO of Harris Health System. Prior to being named CEO in 2014, Masi served as Harris Health’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2005 and has been with the system since 2001, serving as administrator for Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital, the health system’s Level I Trauma Center and flagship teaching facility. Before joining Harris Health, Masi served for 27 years as a career officer with the Army Medical Department, rising to the rank of Colonel. His final military assignment was commanding officer for Fort Stewart, Georgia’s Winn Army Hospital.
Earlier assignments include Chief of Staff for the Army’s Southeast Regional Medical Command, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Deputy Commander and Chief Operating Officer for Army Hospitals in Virginia and Massachusetts, as well as Battalion Command of a field medical unit. Masi also taught healthcare administration with full-time faculty appointment as Assistant Professor with the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration. From 1998 to 2001, he served as the Army Surgeon General’s Consultant for Health Care Administration.
Masi holds graduate degrees from the University of Buffalo, Long Island University and the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He is also a Certified Healthcare Executive and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.