Kristi Gooden

Vice President, Project Management Department Lead

Kristi Gooden

A strategist, relationship and business builder, Kristi is responsible for the development and execution of integrated marketing communications programs. Kristi helps her clients engage their target audiences and grow their business using her expertise in media relations, internal communications, crisis and issues management, digital, and branding strategy for healthcare organizations.

Kristi brings 20 years of strategic communication experience in the corporate and agency settings, most recently as PR & Media Relations Director for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville. Her direct experience working within a healthcare system means she understands the challenges faced in healthcare and in communicating with healthcare leaders, employees, patients, physicians, the communities they serve and the media that report on them.

Kristi earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Virginia Tech where she also played collegiate softball. While no longer on the softball diamond, she is a collegiate sports fanatic, plays volleyball and is still aiming for that hole-in-one on the golf course. An Ohio native, she lives in Nashville with her husband, son, and 100-pound chocolate lab, Tre.

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