Ceci Connolly, Health Research Institute leader

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Ceci Connolly is managing director of PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI). In this role, Ceci leads national thought leadership and research initiatives for the firm and clients. HRI is a dedicated research group that provides new intelligence, perspective and analysis on major health-related business issues. She has 25 years of experience reporting and writing about national politics and healthcare and is considered an authority on communications, leadership, coaching, crisis management and the Washington regulatory process.

Ceci is a board member for the non-profit Whitman Walker Health, and is the first non-physician to receive the Mayo Clinic’s prestigious Plummer Society Award for promoting deeper understanding of science and medicine. She is also the co-author of “LANDMARK: The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law” and contributing author to “Deadlock: The Inside Story of America's Closest Election.”