Linderer Retiring as MTN CEO and President, Finn Promoted

WESTWOOD, KS – February 20, 2017 – Midwest Transplant Network today announces that Rob Linderer, chief executive officer and president, will retire at the end of June 2017. Jan Finn, currently chief operations officer, has been selected as new CEO beginning July 2017.

“MTN had a record breaking 2016 and that takes a dynamic team and great leadership, including a strong and effective CEO,” said Gary Duncan, MTN Governing Board chairman. “Rob has set the bar high as an exceptional servant leader using his knowledge, skill and strength of character as MTN’s second CEO.”

Linderer has served as CEO of MTN for 20 years and has been an integral part of the organization for the last 28 years. He dedicated his 38-year career to caring for others and saving lives through donation and transplantation. Through his leadership, MTN has not only grown in donation numbers, but has also been recognized as one of the top performing organ procurement organizations in the country.

At a special meeting with staff and the board chairman, Linderer was proud to announce the selection of MTN’s third CEO, Jan Finn.

“When beginning the search for the next CEO, we knew we had the most qualified, capable and well-prepared person to assume the role already here at MTN,” said Linderer. “Jan’s 26 years of service to the organization have given her the knowledge and experience to continue to move this organization in the right direction.”


About Midwest Transplant Network

Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) is the community’s connection to organ and tissue procurement and public awareness exclusively for Kansas and the western two-thirds of Missouri. MTN is a federally certified not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) committed to providing quality results in all facets of transplant and procurement services since 1973. For additional information about MTN, please visit mwtn.org.

Brooke Connell