BS, Advertising, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MBA, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
Mr. Hyers is the Chief Communication Officer for UConn Health, responsible for all marketing, branding, advertising and communications activity for the state's only academic medical center. Over a couple of decades in healthcare marketing, Chris has held senior positions with not-for-profit, for-profit, academic and faith based systems all over the country - from California to Florida, Ohio to Iowa and Nebraska.
Chris has taught graduate level health care management content since 2009 with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, marketing and corporate communication. He has actively engaged in curriculum development, competency mapping and developing innovative teaching strategies. His students often comment on his weekly topic talks setting the “tone” for the week and his frequent reminders that ”health care is a business that is to be marketed.” One student writes, “…he is a great instructor, very enthusiastic which made the class interesting and fun!”
Mr. Hyers is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an active member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, accomplished speaker, part time poet and aspiring author.