Scott Powder

Chief Strategy Officer @ Advocate Aurora Health

Scott is responsible for strategy, innovation, and long-range strategic planning and business development activities for Advocate Aurora Health. A national strategic thought leader, Scott has served at Advocate Aurora Health for 26 years and has held a number of business development and strategy positions during his tenure, including Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Advocate Health Care, Vice President Business Development for Lutheran General Hospital, Vice President Business Development for Advocate Medical Group, and Vice President System Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Advocate Aurora, he served as head of international sales and strategy for a medical device manufacturer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations within the Advocate Aurora Portfolio. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Health Velocity Capital, a Silicon Valley-based health venture capital fund, and Leidos, a Washington DC-based military and health IT firm. Scott also serves on the campaign planning committee for UCAN, a social services agency serving youth in metropolitan Chicago. Scott earned his master’s degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Michigan State University.