Luanne Thomas Ewald named one of Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women of 2021

November 9, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees
Thomas Ewald

Congratulations to Luanne Thomas Ewald, M.H.A., FACHE, chief operating officer of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, for being named one of Crain’s Detroit 2021 100 Most Influential Women!

According to Crain’s, “every five years since 1997, Crain’s has named a list of Michigan’s most influential women in business, public policy, entrepreneurship, nonprofits and higher education who have used their power to make measurable differences in their field, their companies, their communities and the region and state.”

Thomas Ewald attended business school at Marquette University, received her hospital administration master’s program at Xavier University, began her career as an administrative fellow at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in 1993. She was the chief executive officer at Children’s when she left in 2019 to become the chief operating officer of Mott and Von Voigtlander.

Her advice to other women: “Make sure you’re surrounding yourself with people you aspire to be like and organizations you aspire to be at. It’s very important to have your own personal board of directors to bounce ideas off of and to understand how different business cultures may work within different organizations.”

Read Thomas Ewald’s full award profile on the Crain’s site: