Steve Rector, CEO of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Stephen Rector serves as CEO of Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Tampa and oversees over 1,000 employees from various disciplines. To maintain such an expansive and complex organization, effective communication must occur; furthermore, an understanding must exist between employees seeking information and how it’s presented.
Rector is a recognized leader in Spokane’s startup community and an active investor in numerous local companies, such as spice-and-rub maker Spiceology Inc. and micro LED manufacturer Rohinni LLC.
Early Life and Education
Rector has left behind policies that will guide Centennial for years, according to district leader Shar Giard. Rector will leave behind four non-negotiable goals passed by the board in February that set expectations across grade levels and aim for students graduating ready for college or career paths, she noted.
Nashville boasts major health care service firms such as HCA Healthcare Inc and Community Health Systems Inc, but it lags behind in medical device companies. Rector hopes to change that with his involvement with startups such as VenoStent as well as relocations such as Medacta USA from Chicago. He serves on the board of directors of Enexor BioEnergy as a renewable energy company and sports both football and basketball at Morrilton School District in Tennessee.
Steve Rector possesses extensive real estate, investment and consulting expertise. Specializing in industrial real estate transactions, his knowledge of client needs and proactive, needs-based approach have contributed significantly to his success.
Formerly, he worked at Corizon Health, one of the nation’s premier correctional healthcare services companies, serving on their board of directors alongside LifePoint Health and Ascension Saint Thomas.
Raising funds to establish a scholarship endowment at Batten School was among his many accomplishments, while also contributing to Air Force ROTC at University of Virginia and Enexor Bio-Energy/CAN membership were other. He leaves behind his wife Kathy Meyers of Amarillo as well as three children.
Achievement and Honors
Steve Rector has received numerous honors throughout his career. These include winning the Founders Award, Marianist Award and Chaminade Award; being inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit Honor Society; being appointed board member at etailz, Inc. CloudEngage, 3D-4U and Ag Energy Solutions, Inc. Among these achievements standouts include being named as President-elect by Ag Energy Solutions, Inc.; as well as membership on numerous other boards that he sits on including CloudEngage which are listed here as well.
He previously served as CEO of Corizon Health, a healthcare company, and as board member for HCA, Ascension St Thomas Hospital, and South Bay Hospital.
As part of his research in music, he has won several awards. For example, his essay entitled “Liturgical Music in the 21st Century Western Environment” won him a $1000 graduate student award at Kansas University’s 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Rector is a certified public accountant and Chief Financial Officer of Cowles Company, a family-owned enterprise comprised of newspaper publishing (The Spokesman-Review), television broadcasting (KHQ-TV in Spokane and several ABC and Fox affiliates nationwide), newsprint manufacturing, forestry operations, insurance sales and real estate development. Rector also sits on the boards of etailz, CloudEngage, 3D-4U and Ag Energy Solutions Inc; further he serves on both Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation and William H. Cowles Foundation which support capital projects for civic and educational advancement within Spokane area communities.
Rector and his wife have two sons and a daughter; Rector coaches the Morrilton High School football team as well as serving on the Rypien Foundation board of directors.
Rector created a scholarship endowment in 2007 which now supports 30-40 petroleum and geological engineering students annually, meeting with them whenever they visited campus for alumni association meetings.
He has also helped foster Spokane’s startup scene and is creating a “ladder” to allow startups to find support at every stage, from pre-seed funding to professional investment. As founding member of Spokane Angel Alliance and investor in various local startups such as Clearas Water Recovery, Ag Energy Solutions Inc. and Scorebook Live he has made significant contributions.
He has also participated in various community and charitable projects, such as serving on the Board of Directors for Corizon Health – one of the country’s premier providers of correctional healthcare – as well as being a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.