DALLAS AND JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine(R), (http://www.USPreventiveMedicine.com), the leader in disease prevention, today announced the appointment of Paul E. Risner, Esq. as Executive Vice President, General Counsel. In his position, Risner will be responsible for all of the company's legal issues related to its national and international operations including acquisitions, licensing agreements and investor relations. He will be based in the company's new operations center in Jacksonville, FL.
"We are privileged to bring Paul on board as a key member of our management team," said Christopher Fey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Preventive Medicine. "His extensive knowledge and legal experience in the health care industry will be a tremendous asset to our rapid and successful growth. Paul has a strong track record in the industry and we look forward to benefiting from his experience."
Mr. Risner brings more than 20 years of legal, strategic and general management experience to U.S. Preventive Medicine. Prior to joining the company, he was the vice president, general counsel and secretary at the BRCH Corp., the largest not-for-profit health system in South Palm Beach County. Risner has also provided legal and strategic management services at PlanetRX.com, Inc., the AMLAW Top 150 law firms of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, P.C., and Akerman Senterfitt, as well as Sarasota Memorial Health System, Inc., and St. Vincent's Health System.
A graduate of Jacksonville University, Risner earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida, College of Law. He is a licensed AHLA Mediator and Arbitrator and board certified in health law by the Florida Bar.
About U.S. Preventive Medicine:
U.S. Preventive Medicine(R), a privately owned company, is building the first personalized medicine business in the United States and internationally focused on prevention. They offer employers, government agencies and consumers proprietary products that include The Prevention Plan(TM), a groundbreaking personalized wellness program delivered online to individuals; The Prevention Plan CM(TM), field-based chronic disease management programs customized for employers and government agencies to reduce healthcare costs; and The Center for Preventive Medicine(R), which offers high-tech diagnostic screenings delivered to consumers in partnership with hospitals, health systems and other providers. For more information, please visit http://www.USPreventiveMedicine.com.
SOURCE U.S. Preventive Medicine