Dennis Vinson Appointed to SoutheastHEALTH's System Board of Directors

May 30, 2019

Frank Kinder, SoutheastHEALTH System Board Chairman, has announced the appointment of Dennis Vinson to the System Board of Directors, effective May 23. Vinson is President, CEO and Founder of Signature Packaging and Paper, LLC, in Jackson, Mo. The company, founded in 2003 in Conyers, Ga., is a full service manufacturer of corrugated packaging and point of purchase displays. It has been a part of the Jackson business community since 2007.

“Vinson’s entrepreneurial leadership along with his extensive track record in understanding and building a successful business will benefit Southeast’s leadership for ongoing success,” said Ken Bateman, President and CEO of SoutheastHEALTH. “Healthcare reform is turbulent. However, I’m confident that with the current system board, we will continue to position viability for Southeast and meet the needs of the communities we serve now and into the future.” 

Before founding Signature Packaging and Paper, Vinson most recently held positions with manufacturing companies within the financial arena in the northeastern U.S., serving as Senior Financial Executive.

Vinson is a 2015 graduate of the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School for Executive Management. He received an undergraduate business degree from Trenton State College (now College of New Jersey) in Ewing Township, N.J. 

Vinson is active in his community and state. He has served on both boards of the Cape Girardeau and Jackson Chamber of Commerce and currently is Chairman of the Board for the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce. He is a past member of the Missouri Governors Economic Steering Committee, the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau board and the MIC Missouri Innovation Corporation of Southeast Missouri State University.

“To be selected to serve on the System Board of Directors is an honor. Over the past few years, SoutheastHEALTH has expanded its regional presence, forged new partnerships that benefit patients, and earned national recognition for the care they provide. I look forward to contributing to their ongoing success,” said Vinson.  

Board officers also include Frank Kinder, Chairman; Steve Green, Vice Chairman; Charlie Kruse, Secretary; Stan Crader, Treasurer; and Bob Neff, Immediate Past Chairman. Also serving on the Board of Directors are Ken Bateman, Donny Beasley, Jim Dufek, PhD, Kevin Ford, Chris Hutson, Mike Kohlfeld, Ben Lewis, Christine Mackey-Ross, Gabe Soto, MD, PhD, Al Spradling, III, and Angie Umfleet.