David Joyce 

Inductees
Graduation Year: 1962
Induction Year: 2008
Youngest business manager in the history of the NFL
Innovator in the health care field

While in high school, Mr. Joyce played football, basketball, and baseball, earning a total of 10 varsity letters. He was also Vice President of his Senior Class and was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Senate.
He was honored in 1983 by Marion High School with its inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award along with 11 others.
After high school, he went on to graduate in 1966 from DePauw University. He did his graduate work at the University of Illinois in Labor and Industrial Relations.
After college, Mr. Joyce was hired by the St. Louis Football Cardinals and worked for them from 1967 to 1973. In 1970, at age 26, he became the youngest Business Manager in the history of the National Football League.
Mr. Joyce went on to be a co-founder of a health care company which contracted with hospitals to create new physician groups and then manage them. He and his two partners sold the company in 1979, but stayed on for five more years and built it to $100 million in annual revenue with over 150 hospital clients nationwide, over 200 employees and approximately 2,000 physicians. He subsequently built several other health care companies and sold them. He started yet another healthcare physician staffing and management company in 2001 and today already is doing $50 million in annual revenue and is doubling in size about every 12 to 15 months. All the companies Mr. Joyce has founded have been unique with great foresight and on the cutting edge of the physician practice management industry. He is considered one of the foremost health care experts in the country in the field of physician group formation and management.
Mr. Joyce has lectured with MBA programs at St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis, MO and at Duke University’s MBA program. He also was a member of the DePauw Alumni Board of Directors for 8 years.
He currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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