John Lauck

President & CEO

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals


John Lauck was named President and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in January 2011. Under his direction, CMN Hospitals has raised record-breaking funds and set forth an aggressive plan to raise $1 billion annually for member hospitals by 2022.

CMN Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to over 11 million kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

In 2015, Lauck’s leadership once again led to an exceptional year. This year, the organization raised $362.3 million — more than it ever has before in a single year, and $25.3 million more than it raised last year. Since 2011, CMN Hospitals has increased its annual fundraising total by 56%.  This incredible fundraising success has been marked by Lauck’s focus on innovation and culture. He has revamped CMN Hospitals’ culture and infused a spirit of innovation into that culture which has spiked fundraising results and led the organization to explosive growth by nearly every measure.

Lauck is an avid outdoor sportsman and competes at an elite level in both road racing and mountain biking. The last four years he has won his age division at LOTOJA (in the tandem event), the longest one-day cycling race in the United States and the USA Cycling National Championships. Since 1980, he has cycled more than 200,000 miles. This personal ambition has helped feed his drive at CMN Hospitals. Lauck’s ambition to cycle more than 200,000 miles is the same energy that is pushing CMN Hospitals toward its $1 billion fundraising goal.

Prior to joining CMN Hospitals, Lauck was Co-CEO of Mrs. Fields Famous Brands. He has also served as president and chief marketing officer for Arby’s and in senior marketing roles at PepsiCo/Pizza Hut, General Mills, Blockbuster and Footaction.

Lauck received his bachelor’s degree and MBA from Brigham Young University.