Deana Kraft Joins SullivanCotter to Lead External Affairs

Deana KraftAug 16, 2017 – Minneapolis – Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc., the nation’s leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of total rewards programs and workforce solutions for the health care industry and not-for-profit sector, announces the hire of Deana Kraft as the Director of External Affairs.

“Our commitment to understanding, addressing, and anticipating our clients’ needs is the foundation for delivering market-leading advice, research and information. These unprecedented times provide an opportunity for us to evaluate new approaches and partnerships to better predict and respond to the evolving health care landscape. Deana will play an important role in identifying forums for us to connect with other industry and client leaders to uncover emerging trends and develop solutions to address the changing needs of health care organizations,” said Ted Chien, President and CEO, SullivanCotter.

Having worked for and with some of the nation’s top hospitals and health systems, Deana has direct insight into the complex challenges organizations are facing. With 20 years of business and consulting experience, Deana offers a unique perspective on integrating people, information and technology in ways that best anticipate and navigate change. In her role as Director of External Affairs, she will collaborate with clients, industry leaders and SullivanCotter experts to identify emerging trends, expand the firm’s research, and improve the development of data-driven tools, resources and strategies help advance insight into what drives client performance.

Prior to joining the firm, Deana was the Vice President, Human Resources at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and served as the Vice President, Total Rewards and HR Technology, for OhioHealth in Columbus, OH. She was also a Partner with a global human resources consulting firm and led the firm’s North America compensation data and technology business.


About SullivanCotter

SullivanCotter is the leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of performance-based total rewards programs and workforce solutions for the health care industry and not-for-profit sector. For 25 years, the firm has provided unbiased advice to executives and boards to help attract, retain and motivate executives, physicians, advanced practice clinicians and employees at all levels. Through the Center for Information, Analytics and Insights, SullivanCotter has developed the most widely recognized compensation surveys in the United States. Combining data-driven intelligence with national insights, we act with integrity to help organizations fulfill their missions, business objectives and regulatory requirements.

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