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2017 Innovative Individual - Suzanne Sawyer

Suzanne Sawyer has worked in marketing, strategic planning, and business development in health care for more than 20 years.

Suzanne is VP & Chief Marketing Officer of Penn Medicine, a Top 10 health system and $7B clinical and research enterprise.  She recently returned to Penn in an expanded role after helping to launch IBM Watson Health, where she served as Vice President of Portfolio Marketing.

Her previous roles included CMO and strategic leadership positions for three other academic medical centers, as well as the American Enterprise Institute (a public policy think tank), and the National Wildlife Federation.  She started her career working as a staffer on Capitol Hill.  

Suzanne is a lecturer at the Wharton School in Strategic Brand Management, Healthcare, and Marketing, and is a frequent presenter at marketing and technology conferences. She received her BA from Penn State University in Foreign Service and International Politics.