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Innovator, Entrepreneur and Author: Glenna Crooks, Ph.D., Has Done It All

Glenna Crooks, Ph.D., had a knack for innovation at an early age, when at 5 years old, she planned and executed a neighborhood circus in her own backyard. That knack for innovation proved to be crucial throughout her entire professional life, where she is now the owner of CogentSage Group. Along the way, Crooks was a school psychologist where she developed Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with special needs. She also served as Ronald Regan’s Senior Health Policy Advisor and was responsible for a $70 billion portfolio of US health agencies, created new rare disease, orphan drug, and organ transplant programs. She then created global public policy operations at Merck & Co, Inc. that resulted in sales tripling to $1 billion in three years. Not to mention, Crooks is also an author of six books.

On the latest Money Matters TV’s segment Growth Stories, Michael Verrill, Vice President of Strategic Development for The Sharp Financial Group and co-host Katie Wenger of CBRE, recently spoke with Crooks about her illustrious professional journey.