SALT LAKE CITY--()--Alliance Health Networks, the leading social networking company serving consumers and the healthcare industry, announced today that Dan Hickey has been named senior vice president of products. Hickey will oversee the company’s consumer-facing properties, including the design and application engineering for its growing portfolio of health communities.
“It is an exciting time to join Alliance Health Networks as consumers are increasingly turning to social networks in order to improve their health and well-being”
Prior to joining Alliance Health Networks, Hickey led the strategy and development of Meredith Corporation’s digital portfolio. Under Hickey’s leadership, the Meredith’s Women’s Network reached record levels of engagement, growing to 35 million monthly unique visitors. Most recently, Hickey was responsible for Meredith’s digital food strategy that resulted in Meredith becoming the No. 1 media company in the online food category. In this role, he was responsible for the strategy, development and monetization of Meredith’s food portfolio.
“Dan has a long-standing reputation for developing and cultivating online products that reach and engage large consumer audiences,” said Stead Burwell, chief executive officer of Alliance Health Networks. “We are excited to have someone of Dan’s caliber join the company. His expertise will undoubtedly be critical as we continue to expand our offerings and empower people to navigate their personal health journeys.”
During his tenure at Meredith, Hickey received industry recognition for innovation and teamwork. Hickey accepted the first Media Industry Newsletter (MIN) award for “Digital Team of the Year” after re-launching Meredith’s flagship brand, Better Homes and Gardens (BHG.com). He was also awarded the MIN “Social Media Superstar” award for launching the company’s first set of social networks including Momster.com and Mixing Bowl, an online community where consumers can share and discuss recipes.
“It is an exciting time to join Alliance Health Networks as consumers are increasingly turning to social networks in order to improve their health and well-being,” said Hickey. “I am eager to help elevate and evolve Alliance Health Networks’ growing communities as trusted destinations where consumers can make better, more-informed health decisions for themselves and their families.”
About Alliance Health Networks
Alliance Health Networks is building a free and independent social engagement platform that gives people the power to Navigate their personal health journey. The company owns and operates more than 50 social networks and 20 mobile versions serving over 1.5 million registered members. Alliance Health leverages social networks to help consumers more actively manage their care through personal connections, powerful tools, and deeper insights. The company's investors include New World Ventures, Physic Ventures, Highway 12 Ventures, and EPIC Ventures.