Michael J. Darrouzet,the long-time chief executive of the Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS), assumed the position as the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA) next executive vice president and chief executive officer on September 1. Darrouzet will become just the fourth executive vice president in TMA’s 166-year history. He became CEO of DCMS in 1997 and prior to that spent nearly eight years as the number two staff person at DCMS. Prior to joining DCMS, Darrouzet served as assistant administrator of Brookhaven Hospital in Dallas and as administrator of Willowbrook Hospital in Waxahachie.
As previously reported in the May/June issue of Association Leadership, his predecessor and past TSAE chair, Louis J. Goodman, Ph.D., is retiring this year after having managed the association since 1997. In March, the TMA building in downtown Austin was renamed in his honor.