Carl Armato is president and CEO of Novant Health, a not-for-profit health care system serving communities from Northern Virginia to South Carolina, Northern Georgia and throughout North Carolina.

Since joining Novant in 1998 as the vice president of finance and operations for the physician division, Armato has served in numerous roles, including senior vice president of materials management and logistics, chief operating officer and eventually president and CEO for Presbyterian Healthcare; president of Novant Health markets; and COO for Novant Health. The board of trustees appointed him to his current position in January 2012.

Prior to joining Novant Health, Armato was vice president of operations for First Care Physicians and director of finance for the General Health System in Baton Rouge, La. He was also a senior tax/audit consultant for Ernst & Young in the Baton Rouge office.

Armato earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Southwestern Louisiana - Lafayette and a master of business administration degree from Norwich University. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Louisiana and North Carolina.

Armato serves on the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Board of Directors of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council. His second book, “A Future With Hope (An Inspiring Guide to Overcoming Diabetes),” is an Amazon best-seller.

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