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Kristen Morris

B. A. 1986 Communication, Purdue University

Senior Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer, Atrium Health

Kristen Morris, is senior vice president and chief government relations officer for Atrium Health, one of the most comprehensive and highly integrated not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation. As a member of the executive council, Morris is responsible for driving public policy to advance the health and wellbeing of the communities Atrium serves.

With more than 30 years in government relations, Morris joined Atrium Health in March 2020. Previously, she served as the chief government and community relations officer for the Cleveland Clinic. In this position, Morris directed corporate social responsibility and advocacy strategies. Prior to the Cleveland Clinic, she was the divisional vice president of Federal Government Relations for Abbott Laboratories, a Fortune 100 company. In this role, Morris led the company’s Washington, D.C. office. She also led Government Relations and Public Policy for Boehringer Ingelheim, another top 10 pharma company and, before that, she managed the American Hospital Association’s lobbying team.

Morris has a history of community leadership having served on multiple not-for-profit boards. Currently, she is a member Purdue University’s Lamb School of Communication Board of Advisors, the Cleveland Leadership Center Board and The Assistance Fund Board. She is also an active member of the selective In Counsel With Women.

Morris received her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and began her career in the U.S. House of Representatives where she was responsible for a portfolio of domestic policy issues.