Meeghan De Cagna, MS, CAE, has joined the Endocrine Society as chief strategic partnerships officer in late November and will lead the Development and Strategic Partnerships Department (formerly Corporate Relations).
According to Society CEO Barbara Byrd Keenan, De Cagna will head up strategic growth through the development of programs and key relationships with Society supporters such as corporations, foundations, government, and institutions, among others. “Meeghan’s deep, diverse cross-functional experience will be a tremendous asset to the Society and I know you will welcome her warmly to the team,” Keenan says.
Prior to joining the Society, De Cagna worked at the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), where she served as the vice president for student engagement and director of leadership for AAPA’s Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management. She also spent 18 years working in non-profit and for-profit marketing roles, including 10 years as chief marketing officer of a $100 million privately held educational enterprise she helped to build and interim executive director of the American Medical Student Association. De Cagna, a member of the American Society of Association Executives, is a volunteer leader on the Health Care Community Committee, is a Foundation Associate of WBL – Women Business Leaders of US Health Care and is also a member of the National Public Health Information Coalition. She serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Communication in Health Care.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Endocrine Society staff and can’t think of a more exciting time as the organization celebrates its 100th anniversary,” De Cagna says. “The extraordinary history of the Society serves as an excellent foundation for a very dynamic and prosperous future for our members and the patients they ultimately serve. I look forward to forging new relationships with key partners that join us in the service of our mission.”
A graduate with a Master of Science in Health Communication from Boston University, De Cagna holds an executive certificate from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and three executive certificates in marketing strategy, branding, and international marketing from the Thunderbird School of International Management.