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Carlos R. Escobar

Carlos Escobar

Carlos R. Escobar, BED-Arch, MHA, FACHE
Associate Vice President
Business Operations and Facilities

Carlos R. Escobar, BED-Arch., M.H.A., FACHE joined UTMB in July 2010. Mr. Escobar came to UTMB with more than 25 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He began his career as an architect for the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center in Temple, TX. He has also held several progressive management positions in VA institutions in Ann Arbor, MI, Kansas City, MO, St. Louis, MO., as Interim CEO, and Houston, TX as a Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Escobar's contributions to innovations in federal health services and capital asset management have been recognized at a national level.

During his tenure at UTMB, he has been directly responsible for Environmental Health and Safety programs, Institutional Preparedness and Auxiliary Services. In March of 2012, his scope of responsibilities was expanded to include Supply Chain Operations (Purchasing, Contracting, Logistics and Accounts Payable) and Mail. He also provides leadership and operational oversight for all functions of the Business Operations and Facilities group encompassing all aspects of Capital Assets Management.

Mr. Escobar is a strong advocate of giving back to the community. He is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, currently serving as an Assistant Scout Master for an area troop. He is an elected Board Member in the National Board of Directors for the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE) where his goal is to develop a Houston Chapter. He serves on the Math and Science Advisory Council at St. Thomas University at Houston, and has taught a one-day healthcare leadership seminar at the UT School of Public Health. He is currently a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum (ALF), Houston Chapter Medical Class I and the Senior Executive Program of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).