Keri Sprung

Keri Sprung is the Director of Communications and Program Manager of the Women’s Center at the Texas Heart Institute. In her role as Director of Communications, she provides strategic direction to the physician and scientist members leading innovative research, education and clinical programs at the Institute in partnership with regional, national and international collaborators. Show full bio

As a liaison within and outside of THI, Sprung brings over 25 years of experience to her roles. Specifically, she offers guidance as it relates to strategic partnerships and also coordinates and implements internal and external communications, strategic marketing and brand strategies in accordance with the establishment of collaborative internal standards; Sprung cultivates resources that advance the priorities of the Institute and its many partners across the globe. She additionally administers strategic direction to Texas Heart Institute’s operations teams that bolster infrastructure and augment digital platform integration initiatives.

After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Natural Sciences, Sprung spent years working for Pfizer across several different Texas Medical Center healthcare entities. She subsequently served as Vice President of Marketing for an Austin-based biotech firm and later co-founded two medical device companies that provide surgical services to hospital systems across the southwest region. Following these endeavors, Sprung acted as a strategic advisor to the Genetics Policy Institute Stem Cell Action Coalition and as Vice Chair of Texans for Stem Cell Research (now Texans for Cures).

Since joining the Texas Heart Institute in 2011, Sprung has developed community and industry relationships as well as new partnerships and programs, including collaborations with UT Health Science Center, Baylor College of Medicine, WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, ExxonMobil, American Heart Association, Rice University Baker Institute, Alpha Phi Foundation, Center for Houston’s Future, Elnita McClain Women’s Center, LHI Houston, BakerRipley, Breakthrough Houston, Girl Scouts, Emerge Scholars and Houston ISD. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters in Business Administration at Rice University’s Jones School of Business and is proudly serving the Rice Business school as a Board Fellow for Children At Risk, a non-profit that serves as a catalyst for change to improve the quality of life for children through strategic research, public policy analysis, education, collaboration and advocacy.

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Education

  • Undergraduate:

    The University of Texas at Austin

  • Graduate:

    MBA Candidate, Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business (Class of 2022)

Certifications

  • Rice University, Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership, Nonprofit Finance Certificate

Publications

Recent News

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The Heart Beat: Bench to Bedside Medicine at THI

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The Heart Beat: Genetic Testing Uncovers Surprising Diagnosis After Childbirth

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