Lou Bezich, MPP

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Lou Bezich is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Cooper University Health Care. He provides vital leadership for Cooper’s strategic relationships including government and community relations, real estate, military markets, and higher education. Since March 2020, he has provided administrative leadership for Cooper’s COVID-19 response.

Mr. Bezich serves as Vice Chairman of the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors. He is Board Chair of the Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers, and a member of the Board of the Cooper’s Ferry Development Corporation. Mr. Bezich is also President of the Board of the Cooper Lanning Square Renaissance School Facilities, Inc., an affiliate of the KIPP Cooper Norcross Renaissance Schools.

From 2002-2020 he served as Chairman of the Camden Higher Education and Health Care Task Force and is former Chairman of the Camden Special Services District Advisory Board. From 2001 to 2009 Mr. Bezich served as President of the Board of Education of the Camden County Technical School District. He is Past President of the Boy Scout Councils of Camden County and Southern New Jersey and is the recipient of their Silver Beaver and Distinguished Citizen Awards for community service. 

Mr. Bezich is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University-Camden and has previously taught at Camden County College and Rowan University. He is the author of Crack The Code: 10 Proven Secrets that Motivate Healthy Behavior and Inspire Fulfillment in Men Over 50, and a contributing author to Corporate Lawbreaking and Interactive Compliance, Edited by Jay A. Sigler and Joseph E. Murphy.  He is a contributing writer on men’s health for PhillyVoice and author of numerous articles on public policy and health.

Mr. Bezich holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa. He is a graduate of Harvard University's Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Mr. Bezich resides in Haddon Township, NJ with his wife Maria. He has two adult sons, Anthony, and Stephen and one grandson Luca.