Cincinnati Children’s names Bob Carpenter senior vice president and chief legal officer

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Cincinnati Children’s has named Bob Carpenter senior vice president and chief legal officer. He had served in the role on an interim basis since Feb. 2.

An employee of the health system since 2006, Carpenter joins the 11-person Executive Team led by Steve Davis, MD, president and chief executive officer of Cincinnati Children’s.

“Bob is a trusted leader with proven expertise in corporate governance, risk management, litigation and compliance,” Davis said. “His exemplary performance, deep identification with our mission, and collaborative approach to problem solving make him ideally suited to excel in this role. Additionally, his career journey at Cincinnati Children’s is a great example of our investment in attracting, developing and retaining great talent.”

During his tenure at Cincinnati Children’s, Carpenter has effectively managed the Healthcare Professional Liability Program and served as lead internal counsel for multiple rounds of bond financing, achieving best-in-class results.

Carpenter initiated and led the Enterprise Risk Management Program, including oversight of the biennial risk assessment process. He standardized the centralized professional practice evaluation program and played a key role in identifying and recruiting professional practice leadership.

Carpenter earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Hanover College in 1992 and a juris doctor degree in 1995 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. A Cincinnati native, he lives in Madeira with his wife and their two sons.

He succeeds Rosland Fisher McLeod, who recently left after having been chief legal officer since 2022.

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Barrett J. Brunsman