Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare
Elected 2011 (Alumni Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Columbia University
Gail Boudreaux is Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare. She is responsible for the largest business division of UnitedHealth Group, which provides health benefits to 40 million individuals, and manages a workforce of more than 50,000 employees. With a market-leading ability to meet the health care needs of consumers across all stages of life, from birth to retirement, UnitedHealthcare manages health benefits for individuals, employers and public sector groups, state Medicaid programs and Medicare beneficiaries. Previously, Boudreaux served as President of UnitedHealthcare's commercial and individual business. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, she served as Executive Vice President, External Operations for Health Care Service Corporation through April 2008. Boudreaux had spent 20 years at Aetna holding a number of regional and national leadership positions for the Group Insurance business unit prior to joining Health Care Service Corporation.
Boudreaux has been honored in each of the last five years as one of Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. Additionally, she was named to the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list and was recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of the top 25 industry leaders. She was also named by Modern Healthcare as one of the Most Powerful People in Healthcare. Boudreaux serves on the Board of Directors for America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the industry's trade association, and on the Board of Trustees of the Field Museum of Chicago. She is a board member of The Executives' Club of Chicago and is a member of the Chicago Network, an organization of Chicago's most influential women. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Xcel Energy, Inc. and Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and is a past Director of Genzyme Corporation where she was a member of the Audit Committee and chaired the Risk Management Committee.
Boudreaux earned a BA with honors from Dartmouth College and an MBA in Finance and Health Care Administration from Columbia Business School. While at Dartmouth, she was a highly-honored member of the women's basketball team. In 1999, she was named to the Ivy League's 25-year anniversary team in basketball and Dartmouth College's 25-year anniversary teams in both basketball and track & field. In 2003, Boudreaux was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and was one of six individuals nationally to receive the NCAA's Silver Anniversary Award for outstanding professionalism and athletic achievement.
Last Updated: 12/1/14