Robert Hess, RN, PhD, FAAN
Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming
As Executive Vice President of Global Programming for Gannett Healthcare Group, Robert Hess is responsible for the development, marketing, and dissemination of continuing education to nurses and allied health professionals. Under his leadership, Gannett Education has grown into the largest CE provider for RNs. Its products reach RNs and allied health professionals through national and regional shows, seminars, study tours and cruises, webinars, print modules, and websites.
In 2007 and 2009, Gannett Education won the prestigious Accreditation Premier Program Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Hess holds many degrees including a doctorate in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, where he studied organizational theory at the Wharton School, and has been a distinguished lecturer and writer for The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
He is also a past recipient of the prestigious New Jersey Governor's Merit for Excellence Award as educator of the year.