Morehead Associates Adds CEO to President Larry Tilson’s Role
Founder Sandy Welton Becomes Chairman
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – April 28, 2011 – The human capital consulting and survey firm Morehead Associates announces that Larry Tilson’s role as President is now expanding to include CEO. Sandy Welton, founder and former CEO, moves to Chairman. For photos, go to: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/5665680301_2a6d5e0fe5_m.jpg for Larry Tilson and http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5221/5665678773_4ea3efe062_m.jpg for Sandy Welton.
Morehead, with 60 employees, serves hospitals nationwide, providing them with employee and physician opinion research and change management consulting. Their clients include approximately 350 of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
With a passion for creating engaged workforces, Welton started Morehead as a broad-based HR consulting firm. Realizing the need for data, he began working with surveys and over time, expanding their reach and effectiveness. At the same time, the emphasis shifted primarily to healthcare. This has allowed Morehead to be a part of creating an engaged healthcare workforce that delivers superior care nationwide.
From this start, Morehead has provided the experience and deep industry knowledge that deliver valuable insights to clients. This, in turn, helps clients reduce the uncertainty of managing human capital. With this approach, Morehead has emerged as a national leader in its field, growing steadily over the past two decades.
Acknowledging that it is often difficult for company founders and first generation leaders to turn over the reins to the next generation, Welton explains, “In this case, I’ve been lucky to have Larry ready to assume such responsibilities. Morehead is fortunate to have someone with Larry’s work ethic, values, and mind.”
“I trust him to preserve what is worth continuing from Morehead’s past and to change the rest. For the past two years, Larry has served as our President. He has performed well, and has the trust of our employees. He is ready to be our CEO,” Welton adds.
As President, Tilson’s primary focus is service excellence and execution of Morehead’s strategy. As CEO, he will also be key in driving the next steps of Morehead’s growth. This includes anticipating and meeting the future needs of Morehead’s clients and the industry with leading products and proven approaches.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with Sandy throughout my ten years at Morehead. I have gained a good understanding of the values he has instilled in us and am determined to preserve those values as we continue to grow,” explains Tilson.
“In fact, Tilson says, Sandy summed up his values perfectly in an employee email, with the following words: ‘Have fun, work hard, continue learning, be creative, be trustworthy, respect your colleagues, and take care of your customers. That should do it.’ ”