James M. Connelly joined Henry Ford Health System in 2000 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer prior to his appointment as President and CEO of Health Alliance Plan in January 2014.
Connelly came to Henry Ford Health System from TriHealth, Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bethesda North Hospital. Connelly worked for Arthur Andersen in Detroit for 15 years, where he became an audit partner.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit. Connelly is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and Treasurer and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Wayne State University Research and Technology Park (TechTown). He also served as past Chairman of the Greening of Detroit.