Maureen Schafer Peckman

Maureen Schafer Peckman has led Cleveland Clinic Nevada as its Chief Emerging Business Officer since 2010. Cleveland Clinic established their presence in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2009 after Peckman, as the CEO of Keep Memory Alive (KMA), led the $100 million acquisition of the organization which today is known as the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its support organization KMA. As Chief Emerging Business Officer, Peckman coordinates future Nevada and western U.S. expansion, development and partnership opportunities for the Cleveland Clinic. Peckman joined KMA in 2007 as its Chief Operating Officer, during a time when the organization was in the first stages of an $80 million construction project with world renowned architect Frank Gehry. Over the next two years, Peckman was elevated to CEO and built an internal operations team that enabled construction and future medical operating requirements to be met. Nationally, Peckman is a member of the National Foundation for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in consultation with the leadership of the Congress and is an advisory member of the O’Connor Judicial Selection Initiative, a board founded and Chaired by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor that protects judicial independence. Peckman is the Chairman of the Chairman’s Council for Conservation International, an organization with a presence in 150 countries working to enhance human wellbeing and life on the planet in partnership with governments, institutions and corporations. She also leads a community-based leaders organization, the Council for a Better Nevada, an organization comprising Nevada’s leading CEOs and industry leaders whose purpose is to engage private, public and non-profit sector resources to positively impact Nevada issues of critical community interest. Ms. Peckman has been member of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security since 2003, whose mission is to advise the governor on matters pertaining to the prevention, mitigation and response to terrorism-related events. Locally, Peckman serves on the Agassi Charter Academy school board, Agassi Foundation, and is Chairman of the Nevada Community Foundation. Peckman graduated from the George Washington University in Washington D.C., where she pursued her undergraduate B.S. degree in Exercise Science in the School of Public Health and Human Services while on a soccer scholarship and was also a member of the women’s lightweight varsity crew team. Past pursuits include competing in the Hawaii Ironman world championships, competitive cycling and ultra distance marathons. Born in Indiana and raised outside of Chicago, she has lived in Las Vegas since 1999 and has a daughter.