Nicole Mead is the Senior Director of Business Development and Operations for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. She joined the team in November 2017 after working for multiple U.S. News and World Report ranked healthcare institutions. Nicole’s primary responsibilities for the foundation include building and managing relationships with donors, vendors, corporations, hospitals and the entertainment community. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Washington State University and a Master’s Certification in Non-Profit Management from the University of Washington. Nicole is passionate about bridging the worlds of pediatric healthcare and entertainment and finding ways to create the greatest impact for both groups. She brings with her a background in strategic planning, cause marketing, digital marketing, signature events, database management and leadership training. Nicole enjoys spending her free time mentoring college students, seeing live music and enjoying all that the beautiful state of Tennessee has to offer!