Practice Management Institute Announces New President and CEO

Practice Management Institute® (PMI) today announced that David T. Womack has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer.

Womack began working with PMI in 1991 as Director of Marketing. He went on to become Vice President of Business Development in 1993 and was appointed the post of Executive Vice President in November of 1997.

Womack assumed the role formerly held by Douglas O'Dell, the company's founder and owner who will continue to provide ongoing advisement to the Executive Management team.

"I have full faith in Mr. Womack to lead PMI into the future," said O'Dell who will continue to provide ongoing advisement to the Executive Management team. "He and I have built a long-standing relationship of trust and commitment and I am elated to have him at the helm of this thriving organization."

PMI got its start 30 years ago, based out of the trunk of Douglas W. O'Dell's car. As a young man with an entrepreneurial instinct, he and his father, Jim O'Dell, then CEO of Humana Hospital in San Antonio, formed Assistex, a training institute designed to help physicians manage their continuing medical education requirements.

In 1983, O'Dell Jr. brought on his first client, St. Joseph's hospital in Atlanta. Within two years, two employees and a handful of contract trainers, Assistex became Practice Management Institute®. In 1989 PMI relocated from Atlanta to San Antonio, and grew to serve about 50 clients.

Today, PMI is a leading source for coding, billing, compliance and office management. Each year more than 50,000 medical office professionals across the country look to PMI to help them run more productive, profitable and compliant medical offices. Continuing education classes and certification training are hosted in leading hospitals, medical societies and colleges across the U.S. for more than 30 years. Webinars, online training and self-paced learning formats are also available. For more information, visit