Marco Priolo, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer for the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH), a two-hospital health system within the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). In that role, Marco is responsible for the direction and administration of the financial operations of the organization. With a background in business development, accounting, and strategic financial planning, Marco plays a critical role in managing the financial resources of the organization in order to make value-added investments for the community. He enjoys partnering with clinicians and operators to address the toughest challenges in healthcare, with the goal of providing the best care for patients.
Marco is involved in several governance Boards and Committees within UM UCH and UMMS. He is the lead administrative staff for the UM UCH Finance Committee and The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation Investment Committee. He is a staff participant for the University of Maryland Medical System’s Investment Subcommittee, which oversees the investment of ~$1.5B across its retirement plans, self-insured plans, and various investment pools. Additionally, Marco is a member of the UM UCH 403b Retirement Plan Committee, which oversees the local retirement plans of UM UCH.
In addition to his duties at UM UCH, Marco is an adjunct faculty member in finance, holding dual appointments at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins University undergraduate school. Prior to joining UM UCH, Marco held various positions at Johns Hopkins Medicine including the Director of Financial Innovation for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Director of Business Development for the health system.
An active public servant, Marco has been appointed by the Governor to multiple Boards and Commissions for the State of Maryland. He has served as the Chairman of the General Assembly Compensation Commission. Marco was also a public representative on the Maryland Health Insurance Coverage Protection Commission.
Marco has lived in Maryland his entire life, growing up in Silver Spring and later moving to Chevy Chase. He attended St. John’s College High School in Washington, DC. Marco received his Bachelor’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University majoring in Natural Sciences and his Master of Health Sciences Degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A standout student-athlete at both the high school and college level, Marco remains active in the coaching circuit, coaching collegiate and youth wrestling. He currently resides in West Friendship, MD with his wife and three kids.