2023 CEO of the Year Announcement

2023 CEO of the Year Award

This year’s CEO of the Year recipient is:

Gregory E. Deavens

President and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Health Group

The HR Department of the Year Awards is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of our CEO of The Year Award, Gregory E. Deavens, President and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Health Group. Recognizing his inspiring work as CEO for one of our country’s leading health insurers, we will honor Gregory and his achievements at our annual awards event, November 16, 2023. We’re now accepting registrations here

About Gregory E. Deavens
Gregory E. Deavens assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross in January 2021. Under his leadership, Independence has been committed to advancing equitable, whole-person health care. This includes an emphasis on reducing racial and economic health inequities and integrating physical and mental health care. The organization also has focused on partnerships dedicated to reducing the cost of medications for the benefit of members and employer customers.

Mr. Deavens was named to Savoy magazine’s Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America in 2022, Philadelphia magazine’s Most Influential People in Philadelphia in 2021 and 2022, as well as Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in 2021, among other honors.

He joined Independence in 2017 as executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer. Prior to that, Mr. Deavens held senior financial roles at MassMutual, NY Life, Cigna, and GE Capital. He began his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse, where he specialized in financial services while working in the firm’s New York, London, and St. Louis offices