In 2013, George Klauser was named Executive Director of the Altair Accountable Care Organization (ACO), a new collaboration of seven disability, health and wellness partners including Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. The ACO offers a compassionate redesign in disability services by creating a life-planning process that enables people with disabilities to make their own choices. George uses his experience as a health care consultant and his seat on the LSS Executive Cabinet to streamline the expansion of services for people with disabilities and older adults.
“LSS is fully committed to the values it holds for building health and happy futures for all Minnesotans. As a Christian, I am honored to be part of an organization that expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope and builds community. As a cabinet member, I am proud to join this very talented group of executives and contribute my passion for helping my neighbors as we work together to shape the future of LSS.”
George manages the ACO and develops strategic plans to deliver a continuum of community and health services that improves quality of life for people with disabilities. He also represents key stakeholders in discussions with the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Throughout his career, George has built a proven track record of effective leadership and contribution in challenging business environments. He has served as Vice President of Service and Operations for Xiotech Corporation, Chief Operation Officer and Vice President of Virtual Growth, Inc., and President and Executive Vice President of Ceridian Employer Services. Prior to joining Lutheran Social Service, he served as President and CEO of Opportunity Partners, a partner organization within the Altair-ACO.
George attended Cardinal Stritch University. Later, at the University of Minnesota, he earned additional credentials after completing the Executive Development program. George then explored leadership in the nonprofit landscape at the University of St. Thomas where he completed a mini-master’s program in nonprofit management.
Previously, George served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Opportunity Partners. He is currently a member on committees within ARRM and the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation driving improvements to support services for people with disabilities. He also fulfils duties as an advisor to Stratus Health and various committees at the Minnesota Department of Health.
George enjoys reading, swimming and participating in volunteer activities at his church.
Saint Paul, MN 55108