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John Mooney

John Mooney

Krakoff Award Winner: 2008
CEO, Pri-Med, a division of Diversified Business Communications
John Mooney is the CEO of Boston-based Pri-Med (, an operating division of Diversified Business Communications. He founded the Company in 1994 to provide clinicians with better access to high quality continuing medical education and an efficient way to learn about rapidly expanding therapeutic options for their patients. Under John's leadership, Pri-Med has delivered over 20 million hours of live education in six languages to 300,000+ clinicians through programs in 125 cities across 15 countries. John began his career in the research department at Cahners Publishing in Boston (which later became Reed Exhibitions) and advanced through roles in business development and event management roles until leaving to start Pri-Med. He is a Massachusetts native and a graduate of Boston College.


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