About HGS

What We Do

HGS is a global management consulting firm that serves  private, public and social sector organizations.  We solve our clients' toughest challenges by providing innovative advisory and consulting services . We partner with healthcare, higher education and the public sector to improve the way the world works and lives. We deliver transformative outcomes for a demanding new digital and ever-changing world.


Al Zow, JD, CHC

Al Zow is the president and principal consultant at HGS. He's responsible for managing the company, formulating and executing long-term strategies, and interacting with clients, employees, and other stakeholders. He has over three decades of experience in higher education, healthcare, research and law. Al  has been recognized as a trailblazer in education, technology and healthcare. He has received formal commendations from the 16th U.S. Surgeon General; a former FCC Chairman and former U.S. Ambassador for his leadership and innovative efforts in health and technology. 


Prior to becoming an entrepreneur,  Al served as a cabinet-level Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff and tenured Associate Professor at Savannah State University (SSU). He built a sterling record of community service, research and innovation. Al conducted population health disparities research on behalf of a local health system. His research led to the opening of the first-ever privately funded center of its kind by a health system in the nation  --African American Health Information & Resource Center. The center was designated a national model by the 16th U.S. Surgeon General. Al founded the Institute of Minority Health at SSU. He formerly served as chairman of Georgia’s statewide Department of Community Health’s Minority Advisory Council.


Al holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from Bethune-Cookman University (cum laude). He is also a Certified Healthcare Compliance (CHC) Professional. Al has studied and received certification in Current Issues in School Law at Harvard University.