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Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Strategy

JoAnne Alkire joined Merit in 2021 with more than 30 years of experience in the medical technology industry, having led strategic planning, portfolio management, and new product commercialization at many medical device companies.

JoAnne’s prior experience includes leadership of Medtronic Inc.’s entry into the U.S. transcatheter valve market, and strategy and marketing leadership roles in coronary intervention, cardiac surgery, cardiac rhythm management, cellular therapies and pain management at Medtronic, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., St. Jude Medical, and Be the Match.

JoAnne holds a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin.