Gillings alumnus Crabb named chief business development officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

July 21, 2021

Michael Crabb, III

Michael Crabb, III

On June 28, Michael “Trey” Crabb III, MHA ‘01, MBA, assumed the role of senior vice president and chief business development at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), which operates health care facilities across the Mid-South region.

“Trey has been a trusted advisor to health care systems across the U.S. for more than 25 years,” said MLH President and chief executive officer Michael Ugwueke. “He has extensive strategic transaction experience with a significant focus on not-for-profit providers, payors and physician organizations.”

Though he’ll be based in Memphis, Tenn., where MLH is headquartered, Crabb maintains deep ties to UNC, where he earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management – and the McGaw Award for top first-year student. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he is an adjunct faculty member and professor of the practice.  In addition, for nine years Crabb served on the board of directors of the SPH Foundation and for the past seven years he has been a member of the board of directors of UNC Health.

“I’ve often thought of my public health training in the Gillings School and how to apply it throughout my career.  In the 20 years since I left Chapel Hill I’ve helped many clients grow and serve more patients,” he says.  “I’m very happy to now put that experience to work for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a faith-based, mission-driven organization dedicated to the community where I was born and raised.”

He comes to MLH from Morgan Stanley, where he initiated and led the firm’s merger and acquisition efforts related to hospitals and health systems. Prior to that, he was managing director at Ziegler Investment Banking.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has been caring for patients and families regardless of ability to pay for more than 100 years. Guided by roots in the United Methodist Church and founded in 1918 to help meet the growing need for quality health care in the greater Memphis area, MLH has grown from one hospital into a comprehensive healthcare system with 13,000 Associates supporting six hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, hospice residence and physician practices serving communities across the Mid-South.


Contact the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health communications team at sphcomm@unc.edu

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