Chief Executive Officer
Steve Nelson is the Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare. Previously, Steve served as the Chief Executive Officer for UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement and Chief Executive Officer of Community & State, both divisions within UnitedHealth Group. Prior to these positions, Steve served as the chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare's Employer & Individual West Region for four years. In this role, Steve was responsible for commercial health plan operations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Previously, Steve served as president of AmeriChoice, the business that later became UnitedHealthcare Community & State, as well as president of the Eastern Region and president of the Senior Products Division of HealthNet. Steve also served in a variety of executive roles over a 10-year period at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.
Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Services Administration, both from the University of Michigan.