Huntington Hospital Adds Financial and Real Estate Expert to Board of Directors
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Huntington Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Wayne M. Brandt has joined its board of directors. Brandt is managing director and the western regional head of the Real Estate Capital Markets Group at Wells Fargo Bank.
“We are happy to welcome Wayne to our board and look forward to his financial and real estate expertise as well as his strong community ties, ” said Stephen A. Ralph, Huntington Hospital president and CEO. “He has and will continue to serve as a member of our investment committee and his guidance will be an invaluable contribution to our hospital.”
Currently Brandt heads the securitized and permanent real estate lending business throughout the western United States for Wells Fargo. He previously was head of real estate lending and debt investments for the Buchanan/TCW Funds, a $1.2 billion private equity firm. Throughout his career, Brandt has built several lending and investment management businesses on both the East and West Coasts. He previously served as managing director of RBS Greenwich Capital and was managing partner at Menlo Equities.
Brandt is currently a member of the board of trustees at the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. He has been a guest lecturer at the USC Lusk Center, the UCLA Anderson School of Business and the MIT Center for Real Estate and has authored several industry articles.
In addition to his board membership at Huntington Hospital, he is a committee member for the Champions of Scouting. He has been a former board of trustees member of the Chandler School, Junior Achievement and The Children’s Museum of Los Angeles.
A graduate of Stanford University, Brandt earned a Master of Science degree in real estate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife, Lisa, and family in Pasadena.
Huntington Memorial Hospital is a 626-bed not-for-profit hospital that is home to the only trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. In addition to being granted Magnet® status in 2011, Huntington Hospital was named a Best Hospital (regional) by U.S. News and World Report in ten specialties. Renowned for its programs in neurosciences, cardiovascular services and cancer care, Huntington Hospital is an active teaching hospital with Graduate Medical Education programs in internal medicine and general surgery. Huntington Hospital has a regional neonatal intensive care unit, treating babies with the highest acuity. For 120 years, Huntington Hospital has been committed to serving its community with excellence, compassion and respect. Consistent with its mission, the hospital provides millions of dollars annually in charity care, benefits for vulnerable populations, health research, education and training and support programs that may otherwise be absent from the community. These programs include geriatric psychiatric services, children’s asthma management and diabetes workshops in English and Spanish.
SOURCE Huntington Memorial Hospital