Holly Carmichael Appointed CEO Of GT Independence
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, August 7, 2021

(top photo) Holly Carmichael (bottom photo) John Carmichael (photos courtesy of GT Independence)

(STURGIS) – There's been a shift in leadership for a Sturgis business.

GT Independence has named Holly Carmichael to succeed John Carmichael as CEO. Holly Carmichael has served as GT Independence's Chief Operating Officer since 2016, and has been instrumental in co-leading the company with John, who is her brother-in-law. She has been active in the company for more than 15 years and has worked alongside virtually every department.

During Holly's tenure as COO, GT Independence has more than doubled the number of self-directing participants it serves and maintained a customer satisfaction rating of over 96 percent. Today GT Independence manages over $350 million in Medicaid funds related to financial management and support broker services for self-directed long term services and supports.

The company is one of the leading FMS providers in the United States,
serving more than 22,000 people in 12 states.

After co-founding and spending 17 years overseeing GT Independence's development, John Carmichael will now serve as GT's President. In this role, he will focus on strategic partnerships and growth initiatives for GT Independence while setting his sights on transforming the broader healthcare landscape, and driving economic development in his hometown of Sturgis.

John has worked closely with Holly during the past several years to ensure this transition would culminate in a seamless and thoughtful executive changeover. Holly says she is honored to lead GT Independence and continue their advocacy for self-direction. As a mother of children with disabilities, she knows how frustrating and isolating it can feel every time you have to fight for basic rights, freedoms and accessibility.

GT Independence is a financial management services company focused on helping people self-direct their long term care and support services at home or in community based settings.


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