Executive Officers

Executive Officers

  • Bruce D. Broussard

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Bruce D. BroussardBruce D. Broussard, President and CEO, joined Humana in 2011. Under his leadership, Humana has created an integrated care delivery model centered on improving health outcomes, driving lower costs, enhancing quality, and providing a simple and personalized member experience. With its holistic approach, Humana is dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves by making it easy for people to achieve their best health.

    Bruce brings to Humana a wide range of executive leadership experience in publicly traded and private organizations within a variety of healthcare sectors, including oncology, pharmaceuticals, assisted living/senior housing, home care, physician practice management, surgical centers and dental networks.

    Prior to joining Humana, Bruce was Chief Executive Officer of McKesson Specialty/US Oncology, Inc. US Oncology was purchased by McKesson in December 2010. At US Oncology, Bruce served in a number of senior executive roles, including Chief Financial Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.

    Bruce plays a leadership role in key business advocacy organizations such as The Business Council and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of KeyCorp and the World Economic Forum Health Governors Board.

    • Vishal Agrawal, M.D.

      Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer
      Vishal Agrawal, M.D.Vishal Agrawal, M.D. joined Humana in December 2018 as Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer. Dr. Agrawal has over 20 years of extensive healthcare services technology, business development and acquisition leadership experience. He is responsible for leading Humana's corporate strategy, as well as setting the direction of the company's merger and acquisition and joint venture activities. In addition, Dr. Agrawal is responsible for creating a new operating model and member experience that reduces friction in the system and helps members engage in and manage their health. He is a member of the Management Team, which sets the firm’s strategic direction, and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

      Dr. Agrawal came to Humana from The Carlyle Group L.P., having held the position of Senior Advisor from October 2017 to December 2018. In his capacity of Senior Advisor, Dr. Agrawal reviewed potential healthcare services and technology acquisitions with the company’s investment team. Previously, Dr. Agrawal was President and Chief Growth Officer of Ciox Health, the largest health information exchange and release of information services organization in the U.S. Prior to joining Ciox Health, Dr. Agrawal served as President of Harris Healthcare Solutions, where he successfully grew a global healthcare IT business that developed advanced technologies to drive physician experience, interoperability and business intelligence across the continuum of care. Dr. Agrawal also spent 12 years with McKinsey & Company, where he was elected Partner and served as a leader in both McKinsey’s North American Healthcare Systems & Services Practice and Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice.

      Dr. Agrawal has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, a master’s degree in molecular biophysics, and a Doctor of Medicine degree, all from Yale University.
      • Heather Cox

        Chief Digital Health and Analytics Officer
        Heather CoxHeather Cox joined Humana in August 2018 as Chief Digital Health and Analytics Officer, with responsibility for building Humana’s digital care delivery operations and leading enterprise analytics. Integrating these critical capabilities across the organization will further accelerate Humana’s move toward differentiated health care experiences. Heather is a member of the Management Team, which sets the company’s strategic direction, and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

        Heather brings 25 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as Chief Technology and Digital Officer at USAA, where she led the teams responsible for designing and building personalized and digitally-enabled end-to-end experiences for USAA members. Prior to USAA, Heather was the CEO of Citi FinTech at Citigroup, Inc., helping the company adapt to a future dominated by mobile technology, and she headed Card Operations, reshaping customer and digital experience for Capital One.

        Heather serves on the board of directors for NRG Energy and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois.
        • Sam Deshpande

          Chief Technology and Risk Officer
          Sam DeshpandeSam Deshpande serves as Chief Technology and Risk Officer for Humana, with responsibility for managing Risk and Compliance across the company, while establishing connections that allow Humana to continually strengthen and improve its performance.

          Additionally, Sam leads the Company's Information Technology organization, responsible for setting its technology vision and delivering all technology services, including analytics, mobile and legacy development, as well as infrastructure management. He is a member of the Management Team, which sets the firm’s strategic direction, and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

          Before joining Humana in July 2017, Sam spent 17 years at Capital One in key leadership positions, most recently as Business Chief Risk Officer for the U.S. and International Card businesses. He previously served as the Business Chief Risk Officer and Head of Enterprise Services for the Financial Services Division, responsible for Business Risk, Data Science, Data Quality, Process Excellence and Project Management. He also led Marketing & Analysis for the Home Loans, Auto Finance, and Credit Card businesses, with responsibilities for business strategy, credit, product and marketing.

          Prior to Capital One, Sam worked for Accenture and Booz Allen & Hamilton, leading client engagements for Fortune 500 companies in the consumer, high tech, automotive and aerospace industries.

          Sam has an MBA, with high honors, from the University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India.

          • Susan M. Diamond

            Segment President, Home Business
            Susan M. DiamondSusan M. Diamond is Segment President, Home Business, and is responsible for leading Humana’s care management, in-home nursing and assessment operations as well as the transition management office with Kindred at Home. Susan is a member of the Management Team, which sets the company's strategic direction, and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

            Susan has spent the majority of her thirteen years with Humana in various leadership roles in the Medicare business, with a particular passion and emphasis on growth and consumer segmentation strategies for the company’s Individual Medicare Advantage and Stand Alone Part D offerings. Susan also served for two and a half years as the Enterprise Vice President of Finance, where she was responsible for enterprise planning and forecasting, trend analytics and had responsibility for each of the company’s line of business CFOs and controllers.

            Prior to Humana, Susan spent six years working in various financial leadership roles for early stage, venture backed technology companies, and five years as the Chief Financial Officer for a Louisville based venture capital firm, working with early stage companies across a variety of industries.

            Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University) and is a licensed certified public accountant (inactive). She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Bellarmine University and Kentucky Country Day School and serves as the Treasurer for Big Spring Country Club.
            • William Fleming, PharmD

              Segment President, Clinical and Pharmacy Solutions
              William Fleming, PharmDDr. William Fleming is Segment President, Clinical and Pharmacy Solutions, where he is responsible for Humana’s transformation of the Clinical Solutions (strategy, quality, trend, and operations), the transformation of the Pharmacy Solutions (PBM, mail, specialty, retail), and the transformation of the company’s Enterprise Clinical Operating Model.  William is a member of the Management Team, which sets the firm's strategic direction, and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

              In over two decades at Humana, William has spent the majority of his career pioneering Humana’s pharmacy business and bringing forward a clinical integration belief to drive a total cost-of-care view of the world.  In 2017, William expanded his leadership to include a focus in Humana’s early day home business (which has now evolved into a separate Home Solutions business), behavioral health business, clinical care businesses, and advanced clinical analytics.

              William has a passion for using an entrepreneurial spirit in simplifying healthcare, providing value for consumers (both the patient and the physician), and developing high performing teams that share the common goal of improving health outcomes and clinical quality.  

              William received his BS Pharmacy from the University Of Kentucky College Of Pharmacy; where he went on to receive his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). He also holds a BA in General Studies from Transylvania University with an emphasis in biology and economics. William has held numerous prior Board/Trustee appointments to various pharmacy and charity organizations. Recognizing his commitment to the transformation in pharmacy, William has also been named a Fellow in the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (FAMCP).

              • Christopher H. Hunter

                Segment President, Group and Military Business

                Christopher H. Hunter Chris Hunter is Segment President, Group and Military Business at Humana, where he is responsible for driving the growth and profitability of Humana's Employer Group products including medical, specialty and wellness offerings. In addition, Chris is responsible for Humana's Military Business, which is the largest Medical Services contractor providing service to active duty and retired military and their eligible family members through TriCare, the Defense Health Agency.

                In this role, Chris oversees approximately 6 million TriCare members, nearly 1.5 million commercial group members and more than 10 million members with specialty products (members may be enrolled in multiple products). He is a member of the Management Team, which sets the firm's strategic direction, and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

                In his prior role, Chris was Humana's Chief Strategy Officer, with responsibility for leading Humana's corporate strategy, as well as setting the direction of the company's merger and acquisition and joint venture activities. Chris has extensive executive experience with both public and private growth companies and brings broad knowledge of the healthcare industry to his role. His experience ranges from leadership of strategic planning and corporate development to responsibilities that included broad P&L and Board of Directors accountability.

                Prior to starting with Humana in 2014, Chris was President of Provider Markets at TriZetto, a Denver-based health IT software/services firm serving more than 200,000 providers. He helped take the company private in 2008. Previously, Chris served on the executive leadership team at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets, where he was responsible for full P&L and management of the company's wholly-owned subsidiaries and equity investments. While at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, he was simultaneously President and CEO of Onlife Health, their national health and wellness subsidiary.

                Chris earned a bachelor's degree with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He currently serves on the Board of the Honors Program at the University of North Carolina.

                • Tim Huval

                  Chief Administrative Officer
                  Tim HuvalTim Huval is Humana’s Chief Administrative Officer, where his leadership responsibilities have wide-ranging areas of oversight, including, all aspects of Human Resources, Corporate Marketing, Workplace Solutions, Inclusion and Diversity, Safety and Security. Tim is a member of the Management Team, which sets the firm’s strategic direction, and reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

                  Prior to joining Humana, Tim spent 10 years at Bank of America in multiple senior‐level roles, including Human Resources executive and Chief Information Officer for Global Wealth & Investment Management, as well as Human Resources executive for both Global Treasury Services and Technology & Global Operations. Additionally, he led several large operations organizations, including Global Card Services, where he was responsible for all card operations and customer service, serving more than 40 million customers. Tim also held numerous leadership roles in operations and Human Resources at Gateway Inc.

                  While at Bank of America, Tim served as chair of the Consumer Banking, Business Banking and Enterprise Client Coverage Diversity & Inclusion Business Council, responsible for promoting an inclusive work environment. He also served as the executive sponsor of the Military Support & Assistance Group which supports efforts to attract, integrate, retain and develop military veterans.

                  Previously, Tim served on the board of directors of Seacoast Banking Corporation and has also contributed to various non-profit boards, including: Family and Children’s Place in Louisville, Delaware United Way, Delaware Children’s Museum, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Technology Council, Peninsula Alliance for Economic Development, Utah Information Technology Association, and Youth Homes, Charlotte, N.C.

                  Tim earned a master’s degree in public administration from Brigham Young University, a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Weber State and an associate degree in business management from Salt Lake Community College. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Salt Lake Community College.
                  • Brian A. Kane

                    Chief Financial Officer
                    Brian Kane Brian Kane serves as Humana’s Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for all accounting, actuarial, analytical, financial, internal audit, investor relations, risk management, tax, and treasury activities. He also oversees the operations of Humana’s primary care business including owned and joint venture physician assets. Brian is a member of the Management Team, which sets the firm’s strategic direction, and reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

                    Brian brings extensive financial and strategic perspective to the CFO role. Prior to joining Humana, Brian spent nearly 17 years in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was responsible for client relationships as well as for leading strategic and financing transactions for a number of companies across multiple industries, including health insurance, financial institutions, real estate and consumer retail. Brian’s health insurance work concentrated on the coverage of the national and government-focused managed care organizations, and he acted as the lead financial advisor on many of the industry’s most important strategic transactions.

                    Brian serves on the New-York Historical Society Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of the Louisville Orchestra and Teach For America-Appalachia’s Executive Advisory Board. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University.
                    • William H. Shrank, M.D., MSHS

                      Chief Medical & Corporate Affairs Officer
                      Dr. William ShrankDr. William Shrank is Humana’s Chief Medical & Corporate Affairs Officer. His responsibilities include implementing Humana’s integrated care delivery strategy, with an emphasis on advancing the Company’s clinical capabilities and core objective of improving the health outcomes of our members, while also developing and strengthening the Company’s relationships with key partners in state and federal government to meaningfully impact public health policy for better health outcomes. He is a member of the Management Team, which sets the firm’s strategic direction, and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

                      Dr. Shrank came to Humana from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) where he served as Chief Medical Officer, Insurance Services Division from 2016 to 2019. At UPMC, Dr. Shrank oversaw approximately $9 billion in annual health care expenditures for approximately 3.5 million members in Medicare, Medicaid, behavioral health, Managed Long Term Social Supports and commercial lines of business. He also developed and evaluated population health programs to further advance the medical center’s mission as an integrated delivery and financing system.

                      Previously, Dr. Shrank served as Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, and Chief Medical Officer of Provider Innovation at CVS Health from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining CVS Health, Dr. Shrank served as Director, Research and Rapid-Cycle Evaluation Group, for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, part of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) from 2011 to 2013, where he led the evaluation of all payment and health system delivery reform programs and developed the rapid-cycle strategy to promote continuous quality improvement.

                      Dr. Shrank began his career as a practicing physician with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. His research at Harvard focused on improving the quality of prescribing and the use of chronic medications. He has published more than 200 papers on these topics.

                      Dr. Shrank received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University and his fellowship in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also earned a Master of Science degree in health services from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor's degree from Brown University.
                      • Alan Wheatley

                        Segment President, Retail
                        Alan WheatleyAlan Wheatley is the Retail Segment President for Humana. The Retail Segment is comprised of Individual Medicare Advantage, Group Medicare, Medicare Supplement, stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans, Individual Medicaid, and Long-term Support Services. As Segment President, Alan is responsible for leading growth, operational excellence, and profitability across all Retail business lines. He is a member of the Management Team, which sets the firm’s strategic direction, and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard.

                        Most recently, Alan was the President of Senior Products, where he directed Humana’s Medicare strategy and led Market Operations, Product Development, and the Actuarial Organization. Prior to this, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Senior Products, where he was responsible for developing the company’s Prescription Drug Plan and Medicare Advantage strategy, managing the Senior Products financial position, and leading the Medicare Risk Adjustment organization.

                        During his more than 25-year career with the company, Alan has served in a number of key leadership roles, including Vice President of Medicare Service Operations and President of the East Region, one of the company’s key Medicare geographies. In addition to his career in Medicare, Alan led Humana’s internal consulting division. He began his career at Humana in the Finance organization.

                        Alan has served as Chairman of the Board for the National Senior Olympic Games, and on various non-profit boards. He holds a Master of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Louisville and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Kentucky.
                        • Joseph Ventura

                          Joseph C. Ventura
                          Chief Legal Officer

                          Joseph C. Ventura is Humana’s Chief Legal Officer, reporting to the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Bruce D. Broussard, and serves as a member of the Management Team, which sets the firm’s strategic direction.

                          Joe joined the Company’s Law Department in 2009, serving in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in July 2017, and served in that role until his election as Chief Legal Officer in February 2019.

                          Previously, Joe was engaged in the private practice of law with Alston & Bird, LLP, in New York, specializing in corporate/securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

                          Joe holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was executive editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from the University of Richmond. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Louisville Bar Foundation, Fund for the Arts Inc. and the St. Matthews Little League.

                          • Cynthia H. Zipperle

                            Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
                            Cynthia H. ZipperleCindy Zipperle is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller for Humana, with responsibilities for accounting functions including the establishment and maintenance of internal accounting controls, along with enterprise-wide financial reporting to both the Securities and Exchange Commission and state Departments of Insurance. Cindy’s responsibilities also include areas such as Procurement, Tax and Treasury. Cindy has been part of Humana’s Finance team since joining the company in 1998, where she has held positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to her current role she most recently served as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller.

                            Before joining Humana, Cindy held leadership positions with Aegon (formerly Providian Financial) and Weight Watchers of Kentuckiana after spending the first six years of her career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Cindy holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bellarmine University and is a certified public accountant.