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Suzanne Sawyer: Biographies

Suzanne Sawyer

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Suzanne Sawyer

Suzanne joined Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2019 as senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer after more than 25 years of leadership in health care marketing, communications, strategic planning and business development.

In her current role, Suzanne is responsible for leading marketing and digital strategy, brand management, marketing analytics, internal communications, public relations and reputation management for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Suzanne was previously vice president and chief marketing officer at Penn Medicine, where she helped to pioneer the practice of precision marketing in U.S. health care. Her prior roles included vice president of portfolio marketing for IBM Watson Health, as well as chief marketing officer and leadership positions for the University of Rochester Medical Center; Penn State Geisinger Health System; Penn State’s Hershey Medical Center; the American Enterprise Institute; and the National Wildlife Federation.

Suzanne is a lecturer at the Wharton School in Strategic Brand Management, Healthcare, and Marketing, and she is a frequent presenter at marketing and technology conferences. She received her B.A. from Penn State University, in Foreign Service and International Politics.

Suzanne is the recipient of numerous health care awards, including the 2018 Health Influencer by MM&M and PR Week, and she was inducted into the Healthcare Internet Hall of Fame in 2017.

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