Connie Mester

Board Member

As a former educator transformed into a health innovator through previous roles as start-up founder, strategic leader, business consultant, marketing executive and behavioral scientist, I take pride in blending personal empathy, business intelligence, diverse insights, and creative strategies to influence change and accelerate purposeful innovation.

Through my career across organizations large and small, global and local, publicly traded and non-profit, I have led global teams with budgets that total in the multi-millions and partnered with cross-functional leaders delivering a history of success launching new companies, products and brands and building effective interventions to drive behavior change. I've established value propositions, business operations, revenue streams, and strategic plans specifying clear and measurable objectives with executable actions. My experience leading organizations through periods of integration and growth by analyzing existing practices and market insights and designing progressive strategies that creatively solve complex challenges has improved operational efficiency and productivity.
As a continuous learner and thought leader, I have a firm grasp on the dynamics and complexities of the evolving health and education landscape and maintain constant awareness of disruptive opportunities, market conditions, industry requirements, and competitive differentiators. My formal education includes a Masters of Public Health in health behavior and social marketing from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Science in health education from the University of Florida.

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