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David Vequist


Dr. Vequist is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Management Discipline in the H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word.  In addition, Dr. Vequist also consults with companies worldwide (healthcare examples include: M.D. Anderson, St. Lukes, Memorial Hermann, Methodist Healthcare, Christus Santa Rosa, etc.) as a member of Holland & Davis LLC and as the President and Founder of 21st Century Strategies.  In his previous career, Dr. Vequist was a Human Resources executive at the Methodist Healthcare System (part of HCA), a multi-billion dollar healthcare provider in South Texas.

As part of his job he worked with MHS to bring foreign nurses from the Philippines and Mexico, and dealt with issues related to Mexican nationals coming to the US as medical tourists.  Prior to that, Dr. Vequist was a management consultant for Ernst & Young, LLP working with Fortune 500 companies particularly in Telecommunications and High-Tech.

He has been a featured speaker and presented information regarding healthcare technologies and the forecasting of healthcare trends at many conferences (including the World Congress).  In addition, he has worked with executives at companies worldwide and has taught classes in the Healthcare Administration graduate program at Trinity University.  In addition, he is the author of book chapters on the Management of Technology (MOT), Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and Consulting Trends, and leading edge consulting tools (in press).

He has also had several journal articles published around Medical Tourism, Collaborative Knowledge Management (CKM), new technologies in Training & Development (T&D) and Business Simulations.  He received his Ph.D. in 2001 and Masters in 1997 from the University of Tulsa and his B.S. in 1994 from Northern Arizona University.