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James Malecha

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Vice Chair, First elected: 2008


As the recently retired CEO of an 1,100-person, privately held company, I know the importance of good health and affordable programs to the happiness of our people and the success of our business. The same holds true here for all members of the HealthPartners family and network. As a member of the Board of Directors, I have made it a personal commitment to see that our organization does everything possible to balance the health needs of its members with vibrant, strong, and innovative initiatives, so as to remain a progressive, responsive and attentive leader in health care.


Jim Malecha is the retired President & CEO of Egan Company, a specialty trades contractor based in Brooklyn Park and currently serves the Company as a Strategic Advisor. Prior to joining Egan in 1999, he was with McGladrey & Pullen for 20 years, the last eight as a partner-in charge of the Construction and Real Estate Group in the Minneapolis office. Jim has served on boards both locally and nationally, and is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) – St. Paul Chapter. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Hearts & Hammers – Twin Cities, and has previously held positions as treasurer and board member. Other former board involvement includes being board member and treasurer for Haiti Teen Challenge, and being on the finance and audit committee for Hope for the City's Board of Directors.


  • B.S., Accounting, Mankato State University
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive)


Originally from Faribault, Minn., Jim and his wife Corinne, reside in Lino Lakes and have two adult children. He is active in his church and enjoys hunting, fishing, sailing, skiing and spending time with his family and their two English Setters.

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