Claflin University School of Business to host Business Community Alliance Luncheon on October 23

Oct 17, 2014

Claflin University School of Business will hold its 16th annual Business Community Alliance Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014, in Ministers’ Hall.

The speaker for this year’s luncheon will be Michael C. Riordan, president and chief executive officer of Greenville Health System. His topic will be “The Affordable Care Act and the Impact on Business.”

Riordan joined Greenville Health System in 2006. He is responsible for leading one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare providers in the Southeast with 1,268 beds across five medical campuses, more than 11,000 employees – including over 1,000 physicians and providers – and operating revenues of approximately $1.5 billion.

Prior to joining GHS, Riordan served as president, chief executive officer and trustee of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System, and as chief operating officer, and later, senior associate hospital administrator of Emory University Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served three years in the United States Marine Corps as a lieutenant.

Riordan earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts/English and a master’s degree in education/psychology from Columbia University in New York, as well as a master’s degree in health systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

There is no cost to attend the luncheon. However, contributions to Claflin’s School of Business Scholarship Fund will be greatly appreciated.

Guest parking will be available in the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center parking lot on Magnolia Street. Shuttle transportation will be provided to Ministers’ Hall.

For more information or to reserve a seat at the luncheon, call Robercine Linder at 803-535-5200 or email

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