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Infinity BUSINESS MAGAZINE

BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS YOU SHOULD KNOW

MEET CHRISTINE ZACK

Infinity Business Magazine chooses a local professional quarterly to spotlight in "Business Professionals You Should Know." When we decide who to spotlight, it is not always based on what business they own or their entrepreneurial skills, but we choose someone who not only has business experience that they can share with others but also possess qualities that we find admirable and that support and help grow the local community. We had the privilege to sit down with Christine Zack, President & CEO of Capability Health & Human Services. Christine, while at first meeting, her youthful energy and personable demeanor are her trademark qualities but she is also an amazing businesswoman whose professional experience and knowledge have paved the way to lead such a remarkable organization. IBM: Where were you born and raised? CZ: I am an East Coast girl who grew up in a small college town in rural Pennsylvania called Selinsgrove, which the locals affectionately call “The Grove.” My childhood home backed to fields and forests and we had a neighborhood pond that we ice skated on in the winter. I spent a lot of time outdoors, playing hide and seek, building treehouses, hiking, sledding, skiing and snowboarding in the winter and swimming or floating down the local creek during the summer. Given this experience, it is no surprise that I still love outdoor activities and that Las Vegas is such a great fit for me as an adult. I appreciate all the indulgent amenities including the restaurants, shows, hotels, stores, and now professional sports that Vegas offers, with the ability to engage in outdoor activities year-round and the proximity of West Coast ski resorts with powder instead of the icy conditions I encountered on the East Coast.

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Muppet Babies on Broadway in New York City as a young child to negotiating the best price on a pair of Doc Martens at Bloomingdales when I was in high school, Cas not only taught me how to negotiate, he always inspired me to think outside the box. Through the successful launch of his medical supply business in

his 50's and subsequent sale of the business in his 60's, he also demonstrated that it is never too late in life to reinvent yourself and try something new.

IBM: Who was your biggest influence growing up?

IBM: You earned a JD in Law from Tulane Law School - Was it always your goal to focus on Healthcare Law? If not, what was the driving goal that you went in that direction?

CZ: My cousin, Cas Ruda, who is four decades older than me, was my biggest influence growing up. Cas was an executive in the electrical manufacturing industry and subsequently launched his own medical supply company. I credit Cas with instilling my early negotiation skills – from demonstrating how to give the ushers a tip to get better seats at

I always wanted to attend law school and announced during a family gathering at a very young age that I was going to be a c o r p o r a t e a t t o r n e y, b u t I n e v e r envisioned a career in healthcare. By the time I reached my sophomore year in college, I shifted focus away from corporate law and intended to graduate from law school and become a lobbyist.

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Infinity Business Magazine Winter Issue Jan 2020  

Infinity Business Magazine Winter issue featuring Christine Zack CEO with Capability Health & Human Services (formally known as Easterseals...

Infinity Business Magazine Winter Issue Jan 2020  

Infinity Business Magazine Winter issue featuring Christine Zack CEO with Capability Health & Human Services (formally known as Easterseals...

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