Executive Vice President,
President, Commercial and Specialty Division
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Brian T. Griffin is executive vice president of Anthem Inc., and president of the company’s Commercial and Specialty Business Division (CSBD). In this role, he is responsible for the company’s Local Group business, including state-based exchanges, individual, small group and large group business; National Accounts; and Specialty Products, including dental, vision, life, disability and workers’ compensation. Mr. Griffin will also lead Anthem’s Pharmacy Division, overseeing a multi-year enterprise strategy and managing the company’s strategic relationship with Express Scripts. He and his team have Profit & Loss responsibility for approximately 30 million Medical members and 17.5 million Specialty members.
Previously, Mr. Griffin served as president and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Anthem Inc.’s second largest Plan, and as president of the company’s Pharmacy Division. In this capacity, Mr. Griffin was responsible for overseeing the development of the company’s long-term strategic direction and managing the plan’s individual, small and large group business, including sales, account management, medical management, provider solutions, marketing, underwriting and regulatory and customer relationships.
An industry leader with more than 30 years of executive level healthcare experience, Mr. Griffin was with Medco Health Solutions, an NYSE listed “Fortune 34” Pharmacy Services and Management Company with over $68B in revenues, $16B in assets and 24,000 employees for over 25 years. A member of Medco’s Executive, Management and Operating Committees for over 13 years, he had significant impact on corporate strategy, operational effectiveness and efficiency, organizational development and revenue/earnings growth, contributing to the company’s recognition by Fortune Magazine as the No. 1 Most-Admired Company in “Healthcare: Pharmacy and Other Services.” Among other positions held while with Medco, Mr. Griffin served as CEO of Medco International, CEO of Medco Celesio, president of Medco’s Health Plan Division and, post-Medco acquisition, president of Express Scripts International and Subsidiaries.
Currently, Mr. Griffin serves as chairman of the board of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey, and sits on the boards of the Business Council of New York, the National Medical Fellowships, the Citizens Budget Commission and Rayant Insurance Company of New York. He also serves on the Red Cross Resiliency Committee for Healthcare and Logistics, and the Association for a Better New York’s (ABNY) Steering Committee.
Mr. Griffin earned his Bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University. He was born and raised in New Jersey, on the Jersey Shore, where he currently lives with his family.