A former health care executive with more than thirty years of experience and responsibility in executive management, strategy, health policy, marketing, communications, government relations, and philanthropy, Hartman joined The Texas A&M University System as vice chancellor of strategic initiatives in January 2019. His focus has been to foster collaborations among institutions and agencies within the system on key priorities, with a special focus on health care initiatives such as Engineering Medicine and Healthy Texas.
Hartman served in a number of executive roles with Seton Healthcare, a $2 billion hospital system in Central Texas, including as chief executive officer of the system’s two largest hospitals, overseeing academic and research programs affiliated with the University of Texas System and responsibility for public partnerships and the system’s foundations. He was heavily involved in the creation of a unique collaboration between Seton, the University of Texas at Austin, and the UT System to bring translational medical research and academic medicine to Austin.
Before joining Seton Healthcare, Hartman worked around the nation as a consultant on management and operations, strategic planning, public affairs, communications, marketing, and advertising. He was a managing director for Public Strategies, Inc., a corporate strategy firm, and a senior partner with MGT of America, a national management consulting and research firm. He also served as an executive in the Texas State Comptroller’s office and has worked for legislators in the Texas Senate and House.