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Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees names new CEO of Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Christina Zorn, J.D., chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic. She will succeed Jeff Bolton, who announced in August that he will retire from Mayo Clinic on Nov. 30.

In her new role, Zorn will be Dr. Farrugia’s administrative partner, advancing Mayo Clinic’s 2030 strategic plan, overseeing the organization’s administrative functions and providing financial stewardship of Mayo Clinic’s resources.

Since 2015, Zorn has been chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic in Florida. In partnership with Kent Thielen, M.D., CEO, Mayo Clinic in Florida, she leads Mayo Clinic in Florida. Zorn is a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, and she serves on many other institutional committees and leadership groups.

She began her career at Mayo in 2002 as a legal counsel. She was named chair of the Florida division of Mayo Clinic’s Legal Department in 2009. Previously, she oversaw Information Technology, Information Security, Human Resources, Planning Services and Enterprise Analytics across Mayo Clinic.

Before joining Mayo Clinic, Zorn practiced with the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP, focusing on health care and transactional law. She has a Bachelor of Science in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she earned her law degree from Creighton University School of Law.

Zorn will work with Bolton over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition. She will formally assume her new role on Dec. 1.


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