George Chresand, JD

Chief Administrative Officer / General Counsel

George previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Fairview Health Services (2005 to 2012) where he oversaw Fairview’s legal, clinical research, risk management, policy and governance functions; was Fairview’s Institutional Official for Research; and was the administrative executive for internal audit and compliance functions. He also served as Fairview’s Chief Compliance Officer (1997 to 2005) and Interim Chief Human Resources Officer (2007) and was responsible for communications, tax, privacy, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Fairview Health Services in 1993, George was in private legal practice and worked as a merger and acquisition consultant. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor at Hamline University Law School and previously served on the Board of Directors for Fairview Pharmacy Services, PreferredOne® and other Boards. He has a BA in Accounting and Philosophy from the College (now University) of St. Thomas and a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School.