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Williamson Medical adds to executive team

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Michele Simpson and Michael Jennesse

Michele Simpson and Michael Jennesse

Williamson Medical Center has added two leaders to its executive team. 

Michael Jennesse will assume the role of chief financial officer, and Michele Simpson will serve as director of marketing and communications. 

In his role, Jennesse is responsible for the financial operations of the hospital system, overseeing the strategic initiatives for all finance functions, including budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, case management, revenue cycle, supply chain, health information management and information technology, among other areas.

A finance industry expert with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, Jennesse joined WMC from his previous position as vice president of finance for Community Health Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University. 

“Maintaining the financial wellbeing of our health system is crucially important,” said Phil Mazzuca, WMC CEO. “With robust experience in financial management, we are confident in Michael’s ability to assume this role and ensure that our systems and processes continue to align with our mission to provide high-quality health care to the communities we serve.”

Simpson will lead the marketing and communications team, overseeing all branding, public relations and marketing efforts across the hospital system. 

With nearly 20 years of experience in communications, Simpson most recently served as vice president of corporate communications for IASIS Healthcare in Franklin. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a master’s degree in communications, both from Auburn University. 

“WMC is proud of the reputation we’ve established and maintained as a trusted health care leader in our region,” Mazzuca said. “Welcoming Michele at the helm of our marketing and communications team will build upon our already strong foundation as we look toward new and exciting projects on the horizon.” 

To learn more about WMC’s executive team and services, visit

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