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David Jarrard

David Jarrard

President & CEO

David Jarrard has earned a national reputation in helping healthcare providers marshal and use their public and political strengths to win their goals. Under his guidance, our firm has become the leading strategic communications and engagement consultancy dedicated to work that spans our client’s most challenging communications issues: organizational restructuring; mergers, sales and acquisitions; labor challenges; crisis communications; and political campaigns.

Jarrard is the principal author of “Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships: An Insider’s Guide to Communication,” written in partnership with Geisinger Health System (published by HealthLeaders Media and available here). He is a regular speaker at national and state healthcare industry conferences and is on the teaching faculty of the American Hospital Association’s professional group for hospital strategic planners and communicators. He is also on the editorial advisory board for Healthcare Insight Magazine; on the board of professional advisors of the College of Media and Entertainment at Middle Tennessee State University; and an advisor to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

For more than 20 years, Jarrard has led strategic communications campaigns for hospitals and healthcare companies throughout the United States. Prior to being a founding partner of our firm, he was CEO of the political consulting firm The Ingram Group and headed Jarrard Ingram Public Relations. He was also a communications executive in a national media company and began his career as a newspaper reporter for The Tennessean.