Children’s Wisconsin names Peri its new CEO, successor to Peggy Troy

Children's Wisconsin has named Gil Peri as its next president and CEO, effective Aug. 12. He will replace Peggy Troy, who has held the role since 2009.

Children’s Wisconsin has named a new president and CEO who will succeed longtime CEO Peggy Troy in mid-August.

On Aug. 12, Gil Peri will become president and CEO of the Wauwatosa-based health system, which has nearly $1.8 billion in annual operating revenue and operates hospitals in Wauwatosa and Neenah, as well as primary care and specialty clinics throughout southeast Wisconsin, according to a press release issued Monday by Children’s Wisconsin.

The health system, as an affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, also does research and trains doctors, nurses and other health care providers.

Peri was named by Children’s Wisconsin’s board of directors following a national search that began in 2023, after Troy, who has served as president and CEO for the past 15 years, announced her intention to retire, the release says. Troy was the first woman to head the organization.