Thad Seymour, Jr., PhD
Thad Seymour leads strategic planning and business development for Lake Nona Medical City in Orlando, Florida as Senior Vice President at Tavistock Development Company and President of The Lake Nona Institute. His role includes the supervision of all health and life sciences strategy, new business ventures and institutional recruitment. Thad also serves as Chairman of the Board of the newly formed Lake Nona Institute, whose mission includes innovating and modeling best practices in healthy community development.
Prior to joining Lake Nona, Thad was a Senior Executive with biotech distributor CuraScript, Inc., a subsidiary of Express Scripts, Inc. He also has extensive experience in health care informatics, including co-founding a venture-backed electronic medical records company.
A Board Member of bioOrlando and BioFlorida, and Chair-Elect of the Florida Research Consortium, Thad is active in promoting the importance of research in the acceleration of economic development in the state. Thad is also Board Chair for Shepherd’s Hope, Board Member of Florida’s Blood Centers, and has served on the boards of multiple health care technology businesses.
Thad holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Thad and his wife, Katie, have three children.