Sep 25, 2019 1:00 PM


Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) has announced the appointment of Scott Pingree, MBA, MPA, to serve as the organization’s chief strategy officer. Pingree has held a variety of prior executive roles in major healthcare and business consultancy organizations.

“Pingree has an impressive depth of experience in influential health and business organizations and a reputation for effectiveness. He will be an asset to HCI at this pivotal time in our history,” says Mary Beckerle, PhD, HCI CEO. “I am delighted for him to join us as we work to accelerate our impact on cancer patients and communities in the Mountain West.”

In this position, Pingree will oversee all aspects of strategy and business development for HCI. He will serve as a member of HCI’s executive leadership team.

“It is a real pleasure and honor to be joining the HCI team,” Pingree says. “HCI has experienced tremendous success in establishing itself as a leading cancer research and care organization. I look forward contributing to this organization’s work to advance impactful cancer research and provide the best clinical outcomes for patients in the Mountain West and beyond.”

Pingree holds a master of public administration from Harvard University and a master of business administration from Brigham Young University. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Utah. Pingree held leadership roles at Intermountain Healthcare, serving as a regional chief strategy officer.

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About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is the official cancer center of Utah. The cancer campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital as well as two buildings dedicated to cancer research. HCI treats patients with all forms of cancer and is recognized among the best cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report. As the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West, HCI serves the largest geographic region in the country, drawing patients from Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. More genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at HCI than at any other cancer center in the world, including genes responsible for hereditary breast, ovarian, colon, head, and neck cancers, along with melanoma. HCI manages the Utah Population Database, the largest genetic database in the world, with information on more than 11 million people linked to genealogies, health records, and vital statistics. HCI was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.