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Edward Griese
President & CEO of Health First Health Plans

Ed provides leadership, direction and management to Health First Health Plans. He is responsible for enrollment growth, network expansion, customer service and infrastructure development. Ed has more than 25 years of experience, both in the U.S. and internationally, in senior leadership roles including managing health insurance and reinsurance companies, third-party administrators, business process outsourcing, IPAs/PHOs and health plans.

Ed previously served as Managing Director and partner in the Healthcare Industry Group of Alvarez & Marsal in New York and is recognized within the healthcare insurance community as a skilled strategist with exceptional business acumen. His career reflects successful startup, turnaround, consulting, and business development experience. Ed has a proven track record in identifying and attracting executive talent for his management teams.

He has served on the boards of directors for many companies throughout his career such as Munich Re America, America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Best Doctors, and Cigna Life Insurance Company of Europe, S.A. Ed has also been a board member of nonprofit organizations such as Our Kids, The American School of Bombay and Princeton FC (soccer club) and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.