CEO Glen Prasser Announces Retirement << Back to News Beacon CEO Mr. Glen Prasser announced yesterday that he will be is stepping down from his position. Mr. Prasser, 60, took the helm seven years ago and has guided the company through a time of explosive growth. Beacon now boasts 21 physicians, seven locations, and over 450 employees, which means it nearly doubled in size since Prasser became CEO in 2009. The organization is sad to see him retire, but excited for him to enjoy the next chapter of his career, wherever that may be. As Prasser announces retirement, Beacon looks forward to the new direction current COO Andy Blankemeyer will lead. Prasser states he has been grooming Blankemeyer to step into the role. Blankemeyer will assume his new role as of February 1st, 2016. Both Prasser and Blankemeyer maintain Beacon’s vision to remain independent, so neither predict any major changes immediately. Prasser continued, “The choices we made at Beacon allowed us to be successful when many similar groups were imploding or being purchased by hospitals. That in itself is significant because you look around and some very well-respected independent groups are now part of hospital systems. It was not because they wanted to sell, but they had to sell.” Read the full story on Cincinnati Business Courier.