President and CEO
North Mississippi Health Services
Mr. Spees is the president/CEO of North Mississippi Health Services. He comes to Tupelo from Baptist Health System in Birmingham, where he served as president and CEO from 2007-2013. He previously worked in Texas, where he was president from 2004-2007 of Valley Baptist Hospital Holdings, Inc., which serves the Rio Grande Valley, and senior vice president and chief executive officer of Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, all of which are part of Valley Baptist Health System. Spees held several leadership roles within the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which serves the greater Houston area and much of Southeast Texas, from 1995-2004.
He received his master's degree in health care administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake in 1997, graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor of public administration degree in 1992 and the Ole Miss School of Law with his juris doctor in 1995. Spees was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 1995.