The Nashville Health Care Council announced today that Katie Schlacter has been promoted to senior director of communications and content strategy.

Schlacter, who previously served as director of communications, joined the Council staff in 2012. In her role as senior director, she will continue to lead all communications activities on behalf of the Council and its initiatives, while playing a strategic role in directing content for the organization’s extensive events and offerings.

“Katie’s deep knowledge of the health care industry and keen understanding of our member base are valuable assets to the Council team,” said Hayley Hovious, Council president. “We are pleased that her expertise will be put to excellent use in this new role, as we continue to grow our content and inspire collaboration and innovation in health care.”

Since 1995, the Council has served as a trusted source for information on trends that influence the health care industry. The Council’s acclaimed, member-only programs provide executives with unparalleled access to national policymakers, industry innovators and thought leaders. Council content provides leaders with the vital information necessary to make well-informed decisions that promote continued business growth and high-quality patient care.

Prior to joining the Council staff, Schlacter was a senior account executive with McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations. A Nashville native, Schlacter graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and minors in French and Political Science.

About the Nashville Health Care Council

The Nashville Health Care Council is a premier association of health care industry leaders. Supported by nearly 300 corporate members, including Nashville-based and national health care companies, the Council provides members with one-of-a-kind educational and networking opportunities, as well as access to Nashville’s elite health care business community.

Worldwide, Nashville’s health care industry generates more than 500,000 jobs and $78 billion in annual revenue. The industry is Nashville’s largest and fastest-growing employer. For more information on the Council, please visit www.healthcarecouncil.com.