St. John’s Mercy Foundation recently appointed George Roman chairman of its board of directors. Roman is vice president of government operations and regional executive for Boeing’s St. Louis-based defense unit.
He takes the place of former foundation board Chairman Tom Gunn.
Roman is also a member of the board for hospital parent St. John’s Mercy Health Care.
St. John’s Mercy Foundation is a non-profit that supports St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, the second-largest hospital in St. Louis and a member of St. John’s Mercy Health Care and the Sisters of Mercy Health System. Denny DeNarvaez is chief executive of St. John’s.
St. John’s Mercy Health Care also operates St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo., St. John’s Mercy Medical Group, St. John’s Mercy Health Services and St. John’s Mercy Affiliated Physicians.
Chicago-based Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) defense unit, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, is the second-largest employer in St. Louis with $32.4 billion in revenue in 2008 and 16,000 local workers.