Cathy Jacobson serves as president and CEO of Froedtert Health, a regional health care system based in Milwaukee, Wis. Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer. She was promoted in 2011, becoming president and, in 2012, she assumed her current role. Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Jacobson spent 22 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in various leadership roles.

Current board appointments include the Greater Milwaukee Committee and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce as well as other boards representing partnerships of Froedtert Health. She is also a past chair of the board of the Wisconsin Hospital Association and is currently serving on the board.

Jacobson’s recognitions include being named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 most influential people in healthcare in 2019. She also was recognized on the list of Women of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2013 and, in 2014, as one of Becker’s 24 Leading Women to Know in Healthcare. 

Jacobson is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and served as national chair of the board in 2009-2010. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Institute. She is a member of the Chicago Network, an organization for women executives and Professional Dimensions in Milwaukee.

She received her bachelor of science degree in accounting from Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.

Catherine Jacobson