NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

A Conversation with Steve Hemsley: Navigating Through Disruptive Change

May 10, 2017
Chicago, IL




Over 150 registered to network with their Director peers, enjoy lunch and  hear a top Fortune 10 CEO share his views on Navigating Through Disruptive Change.  Downloadable summary noted listed below.


As much as any other industry today, health care is in a disruptive state of change. Consumers are demanding a greater role in decision-making. Care providers are grappling with the shift from fee-for-service to value-based payments. Health plan sponsors struggle to keep health care affordable. All these elements are evolving against a background of public health care policy in flux.  At the same time, corporate governance is evolving as well, with expectations of shareholders and demands on directors expanding and increasing. UnitedHealth Group CEO, Steve Hemsley, offers his insights on how management and boards of directors can successfully work together to navigate through an environment of disruptive change. 


  May 10 Summary Notes

Location and Time


The Chicago Club
81 E. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL

11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Registration/Networking Session

11:45 - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch/Program

Speaker Spotlight


Steve Hemsley

Stephen J. Hemsley is chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health care system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group provides a comprehensive array of health benefits and health services that help to improve the affordability, accessibility, quality and convenience of health care. Mr. Hemsley also serves as a member of the company’s board of directors. He previously served as president and chief operating officer, UnitedHealth Group. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group as senior executive vice president in 1997, Mr. Hemsley was managing partner in strategy and planning and chief financial officer for Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Hemsley serves on the board of directors for Cargill, a global provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services. His philanthropic interests focus on health care, education, and religious and social services, principally in the Twin Cities area. Mr. Hemsley earned a B.S. degree in accounting from Fordham University in 1974.



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