W. Hays Waldrop, a healthcare entrepreneur, Founded The Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers, The Council of Supply Chain Executives, and The Council of Pharmacy Executives and Suppliers, starting in 2002. All three organizations serve more than 200 healthcare executives and more than 65 supplier companies each year.
Hays has been recognized twice as one of the Top 100 Healthcare Executives in the talent-rich Nashville market, a multi-year Nashville In Charge Healthcare recipient, as well as honored with the Nashville Business Journal's Healthcare Hero Award.
Hays is widely recognized as one of the most connected people in healthcare. He is often seen interviewing leading Provider Executives and Co-Hosting the popular Supply Chain Podcast, PowerSupply. His video interviews have received 100,000+ views on LinkedIn. A client once said, "Hays doesn't know everybody, but he sure knows every somebody!"
In 2020-2021 he was nominated and participated in Heartbeat of Healthcare, a healthcare industry recognition program that consists of many of the top industry leaders.
Hays lives in Franklin, TN, just 20 minutes south of Nashville. He is an active leader in the Franklin community, having served on various Boards of Directors, naemly The Williamson County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Franklin Transit Authority, a position appointed by the Franklin Mayor. Over the years, he has also served closely with the Citizens Police Academy and Franklin Tomorrow. Additionally, he serves on multiple company boards and is also an advisor to numerous others.
He has been married to Peggy for 27 years, and they have two sons, Hays and Duke, and two dogs, Boss Man and Brody.