John Albert Named Chairman of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees, Robert James Named Vice Chairman

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Businessmen and community leaders John Albert and Robert James have been named to the top two positions on the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees.
Albert will become the new chairman and James the vice chairman. Albert previously served as the vice chairman.
The SJ/C Board of Trustees is made up of volunteers who guide the vision of the health system.
About John Albert
Albert is a long-time leader within SJ/C, initially joining the St. Joseph’s Hospital Board of Directors before the Joint Operating Agreement with Candler Hospital in 1997. His latest term on the SJ/C Board of Trustees began in 2012.
Currently Albert is President of JCA Consulting. He worked at Union Camp from 1974 until 1999, reaching the level of Senior Vice President of the Forest Resource Group.
He earned a degree in marketing from Florida State University and an MBA in Finance from the Harvard Business School.
In other community service, he is the chairman and founding board member of the Whitefield Foundation and Center. He has served as chairman of the James M. Piette Scholarship Committee, on the board of directors of Savannah Christian Preparatory School and on the advisory board of Roger Wood, Inc.
He grew up in Atlanta and is married to Elizabeth Kaynor Albert of Coconut Grove, Florida. They have four children.
About Robert James
James joined the Board of Trustees in 2010.
James has served as President of Carver State Bank since 1971 and previously served as a member of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation. In 1973 he revived the Savannah Tribune, one of the oldest black-owned newspapers in the nation, which is now owned by his wife Shirley.
He has or currently serves on the boards of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Coastal Empire and Step Up Savannah, Inc.
He is a life member of the NAACP and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
James earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta and a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard University.