David M. Nowak has been appointed executive vice president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, the association representing physicians in the St. Louis area. He succeeds Thomas A. Watters, who is retiring after holding the position for seven years.
Nowak most recently served as marketing and communications director of Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS). He previously held marketing and communications management positions for 18 years with BJC Healthcare and its affiliated hospitals.
He holds a master’s degree in marketing from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Illinois State University.
“We are very pleased to have an individual with David’s marketing expertise and knowledge of the health-care field to lead our Medical Society moving forward,” said David L. Pohl, M.D., Medical Society 2013 president. “I also congratulate Tom Watters for his service and contributions to the Medical Society for the past seven years.”
A resident of Chesterfield, Nowak has served as a United Way campaign coordinator; a member of the common marketing initiative for the Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL), and on the boards of the American Cancer Society (Riverbend Unit) and Dramatic License Productions.
Founded in 1836, the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society represents medical and osteopathic physicians in St. Louis city and county, and works closely with the Missouri State Medical Association and the American Medical Association in promoting the principles of medical ethics and protecting the patient-physician relationship. The SLMMS has its office in Creve Coeur; the society website is www.slmms.org.