Carl Armato is president and CEO of Novant Health. He joined the company in 1998 as the vice president of finance and operations for the physician division and since then 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 chief operations officer 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, Louisiana. He was also a senior tax/audit consultant for Ernst & Young in the Baton Rouge office.

Armato serves on the southeast 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 bestseller.

Armato holds a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from the University of Southwestern Louisiana Lafayette and a master’s in business administration from Norwich University of Vermont. He is a certified public accountant licensed in Louisiana and North Carolina.

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