Gordon C. Howie, MSPM, PMP, CHFM
Region 6 Director
Regional Director of Facilities & Construction Services
Mayo Clinic Health System
Eau Claire, WI
Gordon (Gordy) Howie is the Regional Director of Facilities & Construction Services for Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin and is based out of Eau Claire. Gordy is a candidate for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Region 6 Director position.
Gordy earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Technology/Plant Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and a Master’s of Science degree in Project Management from the University of Alaska – Anchorage. He also holds the credential of Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager and is a Past President of the Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association State Board. He is an active ASHE member and currently serves on the Region 6 Conference Committee and served previously on the Region 6 Nominating Committee.
With 22 years of facilities management and leadership experience, Gordy has successfully lead teams in the U.S. Army National Guard, hotel industry, and in healthcare. Before transitioning to healthcare, he served as a leader in Property Operations for Hilton Hotels in Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and Anchorage.
Gordy spent six years as a Facilities Director for Mayo Clinic Health System and the past five years as Regional Director of Facilities & Construction. He has responsibility for facilities maintenance, construction and project management, environmental services, emergency management, safety, and the Environment of Care for five hospitals, 12 clinics, and two outpatient dialysis clinics.
The needs of the patient and servant leadership are the two primary drivers in Gordy’s day to day work. He is passionate about process improvement and reducing costs without affecting service levels. Gordy is an advocate for improving environmental sustainability in healthcare organizations, as research indicates a strong connection between the environment and human health.
Gordy’s volunteer work includes fundraising for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and their Building Families and Child Advocacy programs.
In his spare time, Gordy enjoys playing hockey, fishing, and just about anything outdoors. He lives in Eleva, Wisconsin with his wife, Kris, and two children, William and Anabel.
Dear ASHE Region 6 Members,
I write to ask for your support in the upcoming election for ASHE Region 6 Director. I am honored to be nominated and being your representative on the ASHE Board would be a role in which I would be steadfast in service to you.
Region 6 is resilient and has had excellent leadership in the past. I look to continue providing strong leadership and supporting our Region through current and future challenging times in the healthcare industry. The difficulties we will continue to face in regulation, reimbursement, rising costs, and a shrinking skilled workforce require focus and action. I would very much like to represent Region 6 in these efforts. I believe I have the experience and knowledge to help get things done.
If elected, my goals would not only be to carry out the mission of ASHE, but they would also include adding value to what we do in Region 6. Increasing professional certification holders, tying energy reduction to other sustainability initiatives that reduce cost, and addressing issues that affect our Region are a few items of focus.
I have the support of my employer and I have my family’s support. I would like your support as well. You can be confident that I will work hard and do my best to serve you, Region 6, as well as all ASHE members. Thank you in advance for your support.
Gordon C. Howie, MSPM, CHFM