About Matt

Matt Cornner is a special director and faculty member with The Advisory Board Company’s Talent Development division. In this capacity, he leads the Advisory Board Fellowship, the firm’s signature leadership development offering for rising health care executives worldwide, serving as program executive and lead faculty. Matt also works closely with executive teams at leading hospitals and health care organizations throughout the United States to help them more effectively align their talent with organizational vision and strategy.

With over 15 years of experience at The Advisory Board Company, Matt has held several leadership positions, has contributed to more than 60 research studies on hospital business strategy, clinical and business operations, and talent development, and has worked with executive teams and boards from over 750 hospitals, health systems, and other health care organizations.

In addition to his experience with the Advisory Board, Matt served as a senior consultant for Witt/Kieffer, a health care executive search firm, and more recently, co-founded and led a strategy-centered executive development practice for a health care strategy consulting firm. Matt began his career on Capitol Hill with the Government Relations Office of the Episcopal Church, USA, where he was responsible for developing a nationwide grassroots lobbying network for the 2.5 million member denomination.

Matt holds a master of arts degree in political management from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor of arts degree in political science and international relations from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Matt lives just outside Washington, D.C., in Darnestown, Maryland, with his wife and young daughter. In his spare time Matt enjoys time with his family, baking (mostly sweets) with his daughter, working out, and playing competitive poker.


Areas of expertise

Collaboration, Workforce, Employee Engagement, High Potential Employee Development, Leadership, Leadership Culture, Succession Management, Leadership Culture, Skill Development, Change Management, Strategic Alignment, Change Leadership, Strategy Skills,

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