Lou Volk is Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer for New Mexico Mutual. Lou has been with the Company since 2003. Prior to his current position, he served as New Mexico Mutual’s Senior Vice President and CFO for five years. In that position, Lou was recognized as a “Top CFO” in New Mexico for large companies by New Mexico Business Weekly.
Lou brings more than 25 years of operations and finance expertise to the organization. Lou has been a Senior Executive of large progressive organizations since 1992. Although his specific responsibilities have revolved around finance, his leadership has transcended finance with additional emphasis in strategy and operations.
Prior to joining the New Mexico Mutual Team, Lou spent approximately 20 years with St. Joseph Healthcare system, a complex health care system encompassing significant provider operations and insurance operations. The provider component of the system consisted of four acute care hospitals, a nursing home, two medical clinics, a home health agency, more than eighty employed physicians, health care for the homeless clinic, a health care foundation, a 35% ownership position in the Heart Hospital of New Mexico and a 50% ownership position in a medical laboratories. The insurance provider component of the system consisted of a significant ownership position in a commercial HMO, HCH/Cimarron, and St. Joseph Medicare Plus.
Lou received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Montana State University.