Mark A. Noon, USAF (Ret.)


    Mark Noon excelled in military and civilian healthcare leadership for more than 25 years. Spending his early military days as a lab technician, Mark received a commission as an officer and an immediate promotion to a lab management role. As is true with many promotions, he entered this new role lacking the skills and training needed to manage others and his department. That experience shaped Mark’s career-long commitment to developing skilled leaders. Mark’s expertise includes employee engagement, leadership development, inspirational and motivational speaking, teamwork and creating value and bridging generational gaps in healthcare.

    Professional Experience

    Mark served as clinical lab director for 12 and a half years before retiring as a major in the U.S. Air Force. Nine different assignments, seven states and a tour of duty in the Middle East created experiences few in healthcare or leadership ever acquire. Following his military retirement, Mark brought his operational and service excellence expertise to Studer Group. He is an expert at conveying the value connection—driving results by teaching leaders to cultivate value in the people they manage. He has taught the highest level of civilian and military medical leaders about improving employee engagement and patient experience, Rounding for Outcomes and using Key Words at Key Times. Mark specializes in leading “kick-off” Leadership Development Institutes (LDIs), providing an exceptional foundational understanding of the Evidence-Based LeadershipSM (EBL) Framework. Known for his energetic, affable presentation style, Mark easily connects with diverse audiences by creating a positive environment where people are ready to learn. When he’s not traveling the country speaking to healthcare leaders, Mark lives in a small beach community near Destin, Florida, with his wife and children.

    Industry Speaking Engagements

    • United Surgical Partners International (USPI)
    • Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN)
    • Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA)
    • Kentucky Rural Healthcare Association

    Education and Certifications

    • Bachelor of Science, Medical Technology, Wayland Baptist University
    • Master’s Degree, Human Resource Management, Webster University


    • Set Up to Step In: Closing the Gap in Leader Development, Studer Group Insights, September 2016
    • Four Behaviors of Great Leadership, Studer Group Insights, June 2016
    • Four Outcomes of Great Leadership, Studer Group Insights, June 2016
    • Leadership Development: It’s a Practice, Not a Goal, Studer Group Insights, January 2016
    • Leadership Development: 4 Characteristics of Effective Training, Studer Group Insights, January 2016
    • Leadership Skills That Get Results, Studer Group Webinar, April 2017
    • Performance Conversations: Managing High, Middle, and Low Performers, Studer Group Webinar, March 2016

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