Lorren Pettit, MS, MBA

Vice President, HIS and Research


Lorren Pettit, MS, MBA is Vice President, HIS and Research for HIMSS: a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology.

In this role, Pettit oversees HIMSS's thought leadership research efforts as well as responsibilities for HIMSS' expanse into select emerging health IT markets including Long-Term/Post-Acute (LTPAC) and Behavioral Health, Connected Health, and Canada. 

Before joining HIMSS in 2011, Lorren served as Managing Consultant with Press Ganey Associates, Inc. while working with hospital executives throughout Canada and the United States, driving efforts to improve relationships between administrators and physicians/employees. Pettit has been a healthcare strategist for over 20 years, with experience in healthcare operations and corporate planning. He has held strategic planning roles in various acute and non-acute healthcare settings, as well as within the hospital group purchasing and hospital services industries.

A native of Canada, Petit completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, before completing a Master of Science in Gerontology from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dallas, Texas. He currently serves on the faculty of Indiana University, teaching Medical Sociology and Gerontology, and resides in the Nashville, TN area with his wife and two children.