Candidate Statement

Joseph J. DeVirgilio, Jr.

Joseph DeVirgilio is the Chair of the Sarasota Public Hospital Board. He has been a Board member since March 2013. He has chaired the Investment, H/R and Quality Committees.

He is President of Suncoast Management Consultants and a senior consultant with River Consulting Group. He is currently a volunteer for the AARP, helping seniors in Venice with their taxes. Previously, he held a series of executive positions with the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation in Poughkeepsie, NY. He also served for 12 years on a hospital board and foundation in Poughkeepsie before retiring in 2010 and relocating to Venice, FL with his wife, Carol.

In addition, he has been a member and leader on numerous boards of community and business organizations. Mr. DeVirgilio has received several honors for his service, including the Healthcare Trustees of New York State Award, the Poughkeepsie Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award and the Hospice Community Service Award. He received his Bachelor’s of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and his Master's in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.