Where born: Bayonne, N.J.Family: Spouse, Dr. Robert Bendetti, and children, Christine, 12, and Francesca, 8.
Education: Boston University: M.D.; Kaiser Hospitals in San Francisco, internship and residency. University of Wisconsin: master of science.
Primary products: Health care.
Primary markets: Wasatch Valley.
First "real" job: Stock brokerage firm on Wall Street.
Management style: Collaborative and consensus seeking.
Strategy for success: Emphasis on primary care in health-care-delivery program.
A memorable failure: Every disappointment encountered in my life has been the impetus for change and improvement.
Heroes: Jimmy Carter and Margaret Mead.
Leisure time and hobbies: Skiing, hiking and running.
Favorite book and movie: "Immortality" by Milan Kundera. "Prince of Tides."