President & CEOAs President and CEO, David provides enterprise leadership and strategic direction for Navitus to drive its continued growth. He is responsible for external relationships such as industry thought-leader engagement, media interaction, and potential and current client strategies and support. David collaborates with the executive management team to maintain Navitus’ strategic plan and to develop and direct its goals, policies and execution.
Prior to joining Navitus, David served as President of Dean Health Plan, where he led the operations and continued growth of one of the largest HMOs in the Midwest, with a network of more than 4,000 practitioners at nearly 200 primary care sites and 28 hospitals. David has also served as Executive Vice President—Markets at Blue Shield of California, where he managed a nearly $20 billion, 4-million member non-profit health plan. He has previously held executive roles at Aetna, Coventry, Anthem and Humana, where he oversaw a health plan that included a 110-physician, multi-specialty group practice. David began his career as a CPA, providing auditing services for publicly traded hospital and insurance clients.
David has held leadership positions on a number of boards, including the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Labor-Management Council and the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He earned a degree in accounting from the University of Louisville and has completed executive education at Duke University and Harvard University.
"I’m honored to lead this organization. Navitus is one of those rare companies that’s truly disrupting the industry and actively helping ensure that people across the nation have access to affordable prescription drug coverage."