SVP Business Intelligence
Kristie was raised in south-central Kentucky where, at a very young age, she was introduced to the business of supply chain through her family’s grocery. While majoring in healthcare administration and minoring in business, Kristie tapped into her love of geography and gainedan introduction to logistics working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States Postal Service. Upon graduation from Western Kentucky University, she fulfilled her life-long goal of entering healthcare. Kristie completed her internship at, provided consultative services to, and later held several positions within a nearby 75-bed LifePoint Health Hospital.
Before long, she was recruited to Louisville, Kentucky by Baptist Health, one of Kentucky’s largest healthcare systems, where she accepted the role of Corporate Supply Chain Analyst.
As the first analyst hired for Baptist Health’s Corporate Supply Chain Department, Kristie initiated a strategy for the 5-hospital system’s most significant product expense categories. She first standardized and consolidated the system’s orthopedic and cardiological implant data, using the results to demonstrate available value. With consolidated procedure volumes ranking amongst some of the highest in the nation, Kristie’s insights paved the way for price parity and the system’s most aggressive capitated rates ever. Following these successes, she deployed similar statistical models for devising system strategies requiring product standardization, market share compliance, and formal RFPs.
Kristie’s successes within the state were amplified to a regional reach in 2007 when she accepted a position with Alliant Purchasing. With a membership more diverse and numerous than that of other supply chains she had tackled, Kristie felt energized by the multitudes of ways to provide value. She began with the fundamentals, revolutionizing the technical infrastructure for tracking and reporting mechanisms required and desired of group purchasing organizations.
As she did so, Kristie assumed responsibility for Alliant’s service and member experience—a significant differentiator for the company and a model recognized as the nation’s highest-touch, full-service healthcare group purchasing model. During the next eight years, Alliant’s membership grew exponentially as did Alliant’s reach. With members of every type and in every state, Kristie was called upon to standardize, transform, and expand Alliant’s data and tracking infrastructure to meet the needs of its geographically diverse team of servicers. She found herself focused on this new challenge during a time when Alliant’s aggregated volume doubled, earning her the title of Senior Vice President of Operations. In this role, Kristie oversaw the financial and contracting functions required to facilitate the growth of Alliant’s program. With thousands of facilities placing membership each year, she saw an opportunity to streamline member activation and price integrity. The Operations team soon launched Alliant’s Connectivity Team, the first group solely dedicated to this mission, freeing up servicers to have even more impactful member interactions.
Today, Kristie remains motivated by the dynamic needs of Alliant, its members, and partners. As Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence & Strategy, she collaborates with the Member Success, Implementation, and Partner Success divisions to ensure, across thousands of members, quality and financial goals are met. The speed at which Alliant’s program evolves allows Kristie an outlet for her inquisitiveness and creativity. Alliant’s BI & Strategy charge has allowed Kristie to return to her analytical leanings. She and her colleagues amass mountains of information from assorted sources to determine statistically sound next steps. Not one to argue with numbers, Kristie and the BI & Strategy team employ big data to bring the Alliant community big results.