Pat Geraghty

President & CEO of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation

Chief executive officers and presidents significantly benefit from hearing real-life stories directly from their peers. This keynote highlights diverse perspectives in a conversation for corporate executives and others ready to forge long-term, sustainable, and innovative approaches to the future of health in your organizations.

Pat Geraghty is a healthcare executive, Florida business leader, and board member of non-profits and business organizations focused on helping people and communities achieve better health. He believes everyone deserves affordable, quality health care.
A dynamic speaker, Pat is considered a definitive voice on various healthcare topics, including healthcare reform in the U.S., next-generation payment strategies, healthcare innovation, and wellness and prevention programming benefits. He serves as an expert source to leading news media. He speaks frequently and is always in demand for insights on important healthcare policy matters in Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, Florida.

As president and CEO of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation and Florida Blue, Pat works closely with his team, our communities, and business leaders throughout the state and country to find better ways to bring more affordable and quality health solutions to everyone. GuideWell is a mission-driven corporation that serves more than 46 million people across 45 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, including more than 6 million individuals in Florida.

Pat was the architect of the strategic restructuring that created GuideWell from the foundation of a more than 75-year-old health insurance company, transforming it into a health solutions organization at the forefront of reimagining the future of health in America. The GuideWell restructuring is considered a model of strategic reinvention. It is a capstone business case in the curriculum of Harvard Business School.

Pat will share valuable insights on ways to engage with other business leaders and policymakers through non-profit economic and community organizations. He is an active member and past chair of the Florida Council of 100, a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization of Florida business leaders who advise the Governor on ways to improve the state's economic growth and its residents' economic well-being. He also serves as a member of the board of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, including chair of its Health Policy & Advocacy Committee (HPAC), National Institute of Health Care Management (NIHCM), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of America's health care system; America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP); and Tampa Electric Co. (TECO).

Pat says his work with United Way, MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, and the American Cancer Society are among his most important commitments outside his board engagements. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from Florida Southern College. He also has completed executive education programs at Harvard University School of Public Health and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His many awards and honors include: the OneJax Humanitarian Award Silver Medallion, Corporate Citizen of the Year, Governor's Business Leader of the Year, St. George National Award, Seven Seals Award, Leadership in Support of the National Guard and the Reserves, Public Health Leadership Award, Equality Means Business Award, Floridian of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year Award, and American Cancer Society National CEO of the Year.