Eldon Huston served as chief executive officer of the Iowa Medical Society
and its subsidiaries from 1975 until retiring at the end of 1996. He
joined the IMS in March of 1958, and served in many capacities, including
in the areas of finance and legislative and public affairs at both the
state and national levels.
From 1966 to 1975, Mr. Huston also served in many shared-time positions
with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa, including Medicare
coordinator, assistant to the executive director, director of field service,
and vice president of provider service.
Mr. Huston has served as president of the Iowa Society of Association
Executives and the American Association of Medical Society Executives.
He was presented the John F. Sanford Award for outstanding service by
a layman to organized medicine by the Iowa Medical Society. The Iowa
Society of Association Executives named him the first recipient of the
Association Executive of the Year Award for outstanding leadership and
achievement in association management. In 1997, the American Medical
Association awarded Mr. Huston its Citation for Distinguished Service
Award for outstanding and dedicated service to the medical profession
and organized medicine.
Mr. Huston has served on various public and private boards and committees.
He is currently serving as chair of the hawk-I program, a federal and
state health care program for children up to the age of 19. He is also
vice chair of the Iowa Commission of Libraries.
Mr. Huston holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration
and accounting from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.