Expo 2018 Keynote Speaker Bio

Michael Carson

Michael Carson

President, Havard Pilgrim Health Care

Michael Carson is a 20-year health care industry veteran having held key leadership positions at some of the nation’s preeminent Commercial and Government Program health plans as well as innovative, value-based medical groups.  His career focus has been to drive sustainable growth and profitability through patient-centric engagement and population health strategies, value-based health plan/provider partnerships and operational efficiencies.   

Michael joined Harvard Pilgrim in January 2017 as Chief Business Growth Officer having responsibility for Harvard Pilgrim’s Commercial and Government Program business segments across its markets including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut.  He is also responsible for the organizations’ Corporate Health Services, Pharmacy, Health Care Analytics, Network, Sales & Marketing and Product Development functions.   In June 2018, Michael was appointed President.

Michael joined Harvard Pilgrim from ConcertoHealth, a multi-state, risk contracting, PCP and MSO-model medical group based in Irvine, CA where he served as Chief Operating Officer responsible for care delivery, clinical operations, growth and Health Plan delegated Utilization, Care, Quality and Revenue Management functions.

Prior to ConcertoHealth, Michael served as President of Anthem’s Eastern Region Medicare business based in New York City with responsibility for a multi-product portfolio and eight Health Plans from Maine to Florida.  Michael has also held key leadership positions with Amerigroup based in Virginia, Premera Blue Cross in Washington State and Anthem’s Western Region based in Colorado.

Michael, born and raised in Germany, is a U.S. Air Force veteran and the proud father of his daughter Desiree, a graduate of the University of Virginia.  While serving our country, Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration by attending the  University of Maryland and the University of Phoenix, and has studied at the University of Indiana’s Kelley School of Business.