Rod Sierra, AMA

Rodrigo Sierra

Chief Communications Officer, SVP American Medical Association

Lauded as a trailblazer, Rodrigo A. Sierra is chief communications officer and senior vice president of the American Medical Association (AMA) where he is leading a transformation of the 170-year-old organization to reclaim a leadership position in shaping the evolving healthcare system for the nation. The brand repositioning, media and public affairs expert is responsible at the AMA for public relations, enterprise communications, executive leadership positioning and enterprise social responsibility. He also serves as executive sponsor of the AMA’s diversity and inclusion work group and liaison to the AMA Foundation.

Over a distinctive and award-winning career, Sierra has been instrumental in achieving meaningful results in high-profile corporate, media, government and regulatory positions. He has led change for Johnson Publishing Company, Integrys Energy Group, Peoples Energy, Mayor Richard M. Daley and the City of Chicago, WGN Radio, ABC News, and others.

Sierra has demonstrated his commitment to community with an interest in diversity and urban challenges. He served on the Chicago Board of Education, and on the boards of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund and the Chicago Housing Authority. He currently serves on the board of Leadership Greater Chicago.

Rodrigo earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Northwestern University.