Health Care: NANCY HOWELL AGEE
PRESIDENT AND CEO, CARILION CLINIC, ROANOKE
The 2020s are shaping up to be a defining time for Agee and Carilion Clinic.
In fall 2021, the Roanoke-based health system opened a pediatric outpatient center. Carilion plans to invest $1 billion by 2025 to improve health care services in southwestern Virginia. Half of that money is budgeted to pay for the expansion of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A nurse for four decades before entering administration, Agee oversees a health system that employs more than 13,500 people and treats about 1 million people in Virginia and West Virginia.
She is a member of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s medical advisory team and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates. Additionally, Agee serves on the board of directors for Healthcare Realty Trust Inc., American National Bank & Trust, and Roanoke Gas Co.
BEST ADVICE FOR OTHERS: Take your work seriously — yourself less so. It’s not about you.
HOBBY/PASSION: Reading has been my passion, my education and my escape since I was a little girl.
ONE THING I WOULD CHANGE ABOUT VIRGINIA: Economic investment and development in the less-populated areas
WHAT I’VE LEARNED: The small things in life are the big things.