DauerJenniferChief Strategy and Transformation Officer, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Jennifer Dauer became chief strategy and transformation officer for the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in July of 2020.

Jennifer came to Ohio State from venture development firm CincyTech, where she was an executive in residence and managing director, responsible for enhancing and growing its portfolio, cultivating new partnerships and deal flow and developing its strategic plan.

From 2013 to 2018, she was senior vice president for Strategy and Growth for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. There, she was responsible for Strategic Planning, the Center for Technology Commercialization, Business/Strategic Partnership Development and Marketing & Communications and managed more than 250 employees.

Prior to that, she was with Procter & Gamble for more than 25 years, serving in a number of leadership roles, including vice-president/general manager of Oral Care, Female Grooming and Beauty and Grooming New Business Creation.

As chief strategy and transformation officer, Jennifer is responsible for driving all aspects of strategy for the organization as well as structuring strategic affiliations, mergers, acquisitions and partnerships. She identifies and pursues new growth and business development opportunities for the health system and the health science colleges, drives partnership discussions with key internal and external stakeholders and facilitates discussions across the health system and the university that encourage collaboration with each other and across multiple parties to accelerate and elevate impact. Additionally, she and her team create high-impact business development plans that are guided by competitive intelligence and cutting-edge industry practice.

Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations from Brown University.