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President of Wellco in Royal Oak. Wellco provides ROI and appraisal systems to fix corporate wellness programs and measurably improve organizational health costs and conditions. It also provides corporate wellness programs, speaking, and consulting services. In the past year, Wellco's revenue has increased by 30 percent and staff has increased by 14 percent. The company has worked with such organizations as Home Depot, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, and the United Auto Workers. Under Foster's leadership, Wellco has been recognized as one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Corp! magazine's Best of Michigan Business, and one of Michigan's Economic Bright Spots and Entrepreneurs of Distinction. Prior to founding the company in 1996, Foster was a cardiology manager with St. John Providence Health System. He is a certified health promotion director from the Cooper Clinic and a certified Lipid Clinic facilitator from Chicago's Midwest Heart Specialists. Foster is a speaking faculty member for Merck, consultant to the state of Michigan, chairman of the Michigan Wellness Council, and columnist for Corp! magazine. He received his bachelor's degree in health science from Central Michigan University.


WHERE BORN: “Detroit.”

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: “My wife of 20 years, Laura. She is the kindest person I know and a daily inspiration regarding how to treat others.”

LAST BOOK READ:The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell.”

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: “Systematic, decisive, happy.”

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: “Companies, as the true purchasers of health care, want to integrate the most effective health care strategies from previously standalone initiatives such as wellness, value–based insurance design, the Affordable Care Act, incentives, and primary care. The complexity of reform and the rapid–fire pace of insurance and wellness changes have created a 'perfect storm of opportunity' for agile organizations to obtain a competitive advantage. Until now, businesses have not had the resources, time, or expertise necessary to optimize the health of their employees and the associated costs. Wellco provides organizations with reliable, easy–to–use comparative systems to control health care costs via benchmarking, tracking, and improving avoidable health costs and conditions.”

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: “iPad.”

FAVORITE PLACE: “Costa Rica.”

FAVORITE HOBBIES: “Walking, reading, judo, tennis, piano.”

FAVORITE FOOD: “Indian.”

MY HIDDEN TALENT: “I can walk on my hands.”

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: “As a humble man committed and available to my wife and kids.”


At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.