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Andrew DreyfusAndrew Dreyfus, Chairman of the Board

President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Mr. Dreyfus was previously the Executive Vice President of Health Care Services for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. He also served as the first president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, where he worked to expand health care to residents of Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree at Connecticut College.

David PankauDavid S. Pankau, Vice-Chairman of the Board

President and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Prior to being named CEO, Mr. Pankau served as COO of BCBS South Carolina. He previously led the BCBS of South Carolina insurance division and was president of BlueChoice® HealthPlan of South Carolina. Mr. Pankau has a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina School of Public Health.

David AndersonDavid W. Anderson

President and CEO, HealthNow New York Inc.

Mr. Anderson previously served as the CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Southern California Health Plan for seven years. He also served as the regional senior president of United Healthcare and the senior vice president of Health Net of California. Mr. Anderson graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a BS in Finance.

 

Curtis BarnettCurtis Barnett

President and CEO, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Since joining Arkansas Blue Cross in 1993, Mr. Barnett has served in a variety of positions including Senior Vice President of Enterprise Internal Operations. He has also served as President, CEO and member of the Board of USAble Corporation since 2008. Mr. Barnett holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas and is a graduate of the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management’s Advanced Executive Program.

Gail BoudreauxGail Boudreaux

President and CEO, Anthem, Inc.

Prior to joining Anthem, Ms. Boudreaux served as CEO of United Healthcare, as Executive Vice President at Health Care Service Corporation, and as President of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois. She began her career in Aetna’s Management Development Program and served in a variety of senior leadership positions over two decades with the company. Ms. Boudreaux holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Dartmouth College and an MBA with distinction from Columbia Business School.

Conlin HorizonKevin P. Conlin

Chairman, President and CEO, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Previously, Mr. Conlin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Horizon BCBSNJ, after joining the company in 2012 as Executive Vice President, Healthcare Management. Prior titles include Executive Vice President at Coventry Health Care, President and CEO of Via Christi Health (an integrated health system), President of Cross Country Consulting, and President and CEO of Partners First, a subsidiary of Ascension Health. He holds a Bachelor’s from Rutgers University and a Master’s from Duke University.

Patrick ConwayPatrick Conway, MD

President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Dr. Conway served as Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), where he also held the position of Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Previously he served as Chief Medical Officer at CMS and as Director of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Conway completed his pediatrics residency at Harvard Medical School’s Children’s Hospital Boston and is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas A&M University.

John ForsythJohn D. Forsyth

Chairman and CEO, Wellmark, Inc.

Prior to joining Wellmark in 1996, Mr. Forsyth served in several executive roles with the University of Michigan. He was president and CEO of the University of Michigan Health System, one of the largest and most esteemed health systems in America. Mr. Forsyth earned his BBA and MA in economics at the Michigan State University.

 

Patrick Geraghty

Patrick Geraghty

Chief Executive Officer, Florida Blue

Mr. Geraghty previously served as the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and held leadership positions at Prudential Insurance Company. He also served as the senior vice president of service division for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. A graduate of Colgate University, he is a frequent speaker on a range of health care topics.

David HelmsW. David Helms, PhD

Senior Associate, Dept. of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Health, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Helms is a nationally recognized expert in health policy, having served as the president and CEO of Academy Health for 11 years. Prior to leading Academy Health, he served as president of the Alpha Center and first director of the LMI Center for Health Reform. Dr. Helms holds a BA in political science and government from Colorado College and a PhD in economics and public administration from Syracuse University.

JD HickeyJD Hickey, MD

President and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Dr. Hickey previously served as COO of BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee and as CEO of BlueCare Tennesse. He was a cabinet member for Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, directing the TennCare Bureau, and he worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey and Company. Dr. Hickey holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, an MD from Duke University School of Medicine, and a JD from Duke University School of Law.

Daniel HilfertyDaniel J. Hilferty

President and CEO, Independence Health Group

Mr. Hilferty previously served in a variety of leadership roles within Independence Health Group including president, Health Markets, for Independence Blue Cross, and president and CEO of AmeriHealth Caritas. He is the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and is a frequent speaker on transforming the health care system through innovation. Mr. Hilferty earned his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Public Administration degree from American University.

Daniel LoeppDaniel J. Loepp

President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Before being named president and CEO in 2006, Mr. Loepp served as the Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Chief of Staff for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. He also serves as the chairman of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s board of directors. Mr. Loepp holds a BA and MA from Wayne State University.

 

Roe New SmallJeff Roe

President and CEO, Premera Blue Cross

Prior to joining Premera in 1996, Mr. Roe served as the Co-President for Safeco Insurance and the CEO for Torrent Technologies. He also worked in Washington, D.C. as the legislative assistant for Senator Slade Gorton and as a consulting member at The Gallatin Group. Mr. Roe earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Craig Samitt, MD

President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Dr. Samitt came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota from Anthem, Inc., where he served as executive vice president, president of the Diversified Business Group, and chief clinical officer. Dr. Samitt has worked across multiple sectors within the health care industry, including senior executive positions at Oliver Wyman, HealthCare Partners and Dean Health System Inc. Dr. Samitt holds an undergraduate degree from Tufts University, a medical degree from Columbia University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Paula SteinerPaula Steiner

President and CEO, Health Care Service Corporation

Ms. Steiner has an extensive background at Health Care Service Corporation, having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Marketing Executive, and Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets. She previously held senior leadership positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Ms. Steiner holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the Wharton School.