Hugh Tilson began serving as interim president of the North Carolina Hospital Association in January. Hugh came to NCHA in 1996 after practicing law in Washington, DC. He served as NCHA’s lead lobbyist for 16 years. In 2014 he became NCHA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the daily operations of NCHA and its advocacy and representation on behalf of hospitals before all three branches of government at the state and federal levels. Hugh received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Master of Public Health from Harvard University.