Chris Hyers is VP, Strategy & Business Development for UConn Health. Since coming to Connecticut in 2015 he has led a renaissance of its marketing and communications programs, accelerating brand, preference and clinical growth. Today he leads the health systems work to expand programs, reach and service across Connecticut as the state’s flagship academic medical center. His 20+ year career in healthcare includes work in Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, Florida and California giving him a breadth of situational experience applicable to many of the issue faced by today’s marketing and communication teams. He holds faculty appointments at Des Moines University and the Rochester Institute of Technology and is passionate about his family, their dogs and the Florida Gators.