Miller Tanner Associates announces New Strategic Leadership Team

Jan 14, 2020

Introducing the MTA Strategic Leadership Team

Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) is excited to announce the expansion of the company’s leadership with the creation of a Strategic Leadership Team (SLT).  The SLT provides a forum for the leaders of our Global Experiences, Technology Services, Compliance, Commercial, and Finance Teams to provide direction for our global workforce and to enhance product and service offerings for our global customers. 

“MTA is foundationally an expert in logistics, technology, and design creating exceptional global events; however, MTA offers so much more which we are working toward visualizing for our clients.  The combined efforts of the MTA Strategic Leadership Team will ensure that our goals are met by providing best-in-class customer experiences through our various service and product offerings and our proprietary technology,” CEO Marnie Miller Battistini explained.

We are pleased to introduce you to the Miller Tanner Associates Strategic Leadership Team:

Daniel Conroy, Chief Digital Officer

Daniel brings to the Technology Services Team his years of cybersecurity experience plus his robust hardware/software knowledge to keep the MTA global client-base event data safe and secure,” Battistini said.

With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Daniel Conroy will serve as the Chief Digital Officer for Miller Tanner Associates. In this role, Daniel is responsible for all digital initiatives including the operational technology and security for the firm.   

“One of the best parts of my job is that I get to solve complex problems with an amazing team. We are charged with delivering innovative solutions to fundamentally improve the way MTA operates. It’s an exciting shift for the company and one that will elevate our clients’ experience,” Conroy remarked.

Daniel began his career in New York City with a technology consulting firm at a transformative time with the union of business and technology. While working with firms ranging from large multinationals to boutique clients, the need to deliver well-designed, secure, reliable tools has always been a constant in his career. 

Insatiably curious, Daniel supplements his graduate degree in technology management from New York University by keeping a pulse on what’s next, permitting him to stay ahead of the technical curve. 

Daniel currently resides in Massachusetts.

Mary Long, Chief Compliance Officer

Mary Long will serve as Chief Compliance Officer for Miller Tanner Associates. In her role, she will develop controls, procedures and system solutions to enhance the effectiveness of the compliance function at Miller Tanner Associates. She will continue to maintain oversight of compliance controls as part of the risk assessment process, address program gaps and manage compliance issues that arise, including driving remediation activities and reporting on related outcomes.

“Mary’s consistent education on the ever-changing and expanding country guidelines has resulted in detailed country hospitality reviews which have helped our clients proactively prepare for the different countries from which some invitees originate. MTA is becoming the one-stop shop for our clients to ask their compliance questions, and I’m happy to report Mary knows the answers,” Battistini said.

For a decade, Mary utilized her BSN RN degree to primarily focus on patient care in oncology, nephrology, and orthopedics.  After moving to Nashville, Tennessee, she continued to use her nursing and management experience to transition into the clinical research organization (CRO) industry with global positions in clinical operations and clinical quality compliance for over twenty years.  In 2012, Mary transitioned from the CRO industry to supporting the quality and compliance talents of Miller Tanner Associates, developing the company policies, departmental standard operating procedures, process standards, risk assessments, security posture and reporting tools for multiple companies.   

“I look forward to continuing Miller Tanner Associates’ vision for expanding our service and system offerings that make our company so unique,” Long said.

Mary currently resides in Texas.

Scott Nodolf, Chief Revenue Officer

Scott Nodolf will serve as Chief Revenue Officer for Miller Tanner Associates. With over 18 years of experience in the life sciences/healthcare industry, Scott will lead the MTA Commercial Team providing leadership for sales, marketing, and proposals.

“Scott’s knowledge on how to build a successful sales team and share uniform messaging is second only to his intensity around providing the best customer experience possible,” Battistini said.  “He answers every question from the perspective of how will this impact our clients’ experience at MTA.  He combines his “team” voice with his strong approach to “client-focused” action in order to create a powerful outcome.”

Scott is coming to MTA from The Health Management Academy (The Academy), an exclusive membership organization for executives from the country’s top 100 health systems and innovative healthcare companies, where he served as chief customer officer.  Scott also worked with ICON plc, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.  He served on ICON’s team for 18 years, most recently in the position of executive director of business development. He has been a customer-driven commercial leader throughout his career, developing strategic partnerships with his clients while coaching and developing high-performing commercial teams.

“Having known Marnie and many other MTA team members for nearly a decade as a previous customer, I could not be more excited to join this wonderful organization.  One of my biggest passions, creating customer value, perfectly aligns to MTA’s focus of creating unique and engaging customer experiences,” Nodolf added.

Scott received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Lake Forest College, his Master of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and a Certificate in International Business Management from University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

He currently resides in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

Meredith Shottes, Chief Experience Officer

Meredith Shottes, CMP, will serve as Chief Experience Officer for Miller Tanner Associates. In her new role, Meredith will oversee the live, virtual and hybrid event services for MTA and continue to drive innovation to develop best-in-class event experiences for our clients.

“Meredith has learned all the aspects within MTA of what it means to plan and execute exceptional events while always providing the best in customer service.  Whether the audience at each MTA event is live, remote, or a hybrid combination, Meredith’s deep understanding of what makes an event exceptional is just one of the reasons she leads the Global Experiences Team,” Battistini continued. “Combine the depth of her event experience with her knowledge of the market pricing and her commitment to providing exceptional customer service, and you can see why she is a formidable force at MTA. She is always willing to educate and inspire the Global Experiences Team and our clients in our work together creating exceptional events.”

Originally from the Boston area, Meredith began her career 18 years ago in the meeting and event industry as a freelance planner for high profile financial clients in New York City, where she helped produce corporate and social events ranging from intimate VIP luncheons to 500-person CSR initiatives and 10K-person “picnics.” She then brought her talents to an established conference center in the city, which oversaw and produced more than 150 internal and external meetings a week. In 2007, she heralded a shift to the pharmaceutical industry and joined Miller Tanner Associates as a global conference director, applying her event management experience to executing clinical investigator meetings, advisory board and executive committee meetings, national sales meetings, as well as president’s club and incentive trips around the world – quickly developing a niche expertise in pharmaceutical industry events and their specific requirements. In 2012, she was promoted to global account director overseeing a significant global partnership with an industry leader. In 2014, she was again promoted to director of global operations, where she has had the great pleasure of working with a fantastic team of event professionals based on 6 continents.

“I am thrilled to start on this new chapter of my career at MTA.  We have a strong focus on leveraging technology to enhance our creative process and services, as well as giving our clients deeper access to their data and trends.  Keep an eye out for these advances in the very near future. We cannot wait to share!” Shottes noted.

Meredith currently resides in New York City, New York.

Jennifer Sweeney, Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Sweeney will serve as Chief Financial Officer for Miller Tanner Associates. She will continue to provide financial management and strategic planning for all company financial and personnel aspects.  This includes the management of budgeting, long-term forecasting, company financing, cash management, financial compliance, and all personnel-related areas.

“Jennifer is a unique combination of “accountant” with “artistry”.  Her talents include being an expert in all things financial while still being creative in how she informs the team on what is sometimes a hard subject. Recently Jennifer educated the MTA global team on MTA finances while likening it to baking a cake.  Her simple visual conveyed her complex messaging perfectly while producing amazing cupcakes we all enjoyed later.  This combination of expert financial knowledge with creativity really makes Jennifer a remarkable CFO for MTA,” Battistini explained.

Jennifer began her career in public accounting and then proceeded to join the corporate accounting realm.  With twelve years working for an international automobile manufacturer she gained a wealth of knowledge related to international accounting and financial compliance while managing an accounting team across multiple countries and regions.  She then transitioned away from manufacturing into the services industry working for a private equity company for several years before coming to Miller Tanner Associates.

“I’m excited to be a part of a leadership team that works so well across departments to plan for the future, problem solve in the present, and learn from our past,” Sweeney added.

Jennifer currently resides in Tennessee.

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