LATROBE, PA – Amanda Cecconi, C’87, served as the principal speaker at the 2022 Saint Vincent College Spring Honors Convocation, which was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in the historic Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica.
Cecconi is the founder and chief executive officer of Punching Nun Group in Tennessee. Punching Nun Group (PNG) is a healthcare industry-specific consulting practice that emphasizes effectiveness and affordability in marketing implementation.
Since the founding of PNG in 2012, Cecconi has led public relations, lead generation, digital marketing, and re-branding support for more than 85 venture-backed health IT and service companies. She has held numerous leadership roles during her more than 25 years in corporate finance and healthcare strategic marketing.
Prior to the founding of her creative agency, Cecconi worked for Ascension Health, one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the nation, where she focused on the alignment of services for women’s overall health. It was during her time working for Ascension that Cecconi developed relationships with the nuns in senior management. From that experience, she drew inspiration for the namesake of her consulting practice, taking the opportunity to pay tribute to the nuns she had gotten to know so well, while also putting her own spin on her new business.
During her career, Cecconi has also spent time as the chief marketing officer for Change Healthcare; vice president of marketing for Cybera, Inc.; vice president of marketing for Evidence Based Medicine Solutions; director of marketing for Covad Communications; with the Cendant Strategic Marketing Group; and as a product manager and senior analyst with Ford Motor Company. Cecconi serves on numerous charitable and education boards, including the Hope Clinic for Women, GEAR Foundation, and Saint Vincent College’s Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government. She is a ministry leader for Celebrate Recovery, Grace Chapel (TN). She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Saint Vincent College and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University.
Cecconi currently resides with her family in Franklin, Tennessee.
PHOTO: Amanda Cecconi delivers the address at the 2022 Spring Honors Convocation at Saint Vincent College.
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