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Andrea Walsh

CEO, HealthPartners

Andrea Walsh is president and chief executive officer for Minnesota-based HealthPartners, the largest, consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation. She leads a team of more than 23,000 people focused on the mission of improving health and well-being in partnership with patients, members, and the community. Throughout her career, Walsh has been passionate about health and deeply committed to making a difference in people’s lives.

Prior to her appointment as president and CEO in 2017, Walsh was part of the HealthPartners senior executive team for more than 20 years. She served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for nearly 15 years and joined HealthPartners in 1994 as senior vice president and corporate counsel. Prior to joining HealthPartners, she practiced law and was an assistant commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Professional highlights include:

  • Graduate of University of Minnesota Law School and the University of Kansas
  • Trustee for the Minnesota Science Museum, and immediate past chair
  • Board member of the Minnesota Business Partnership

Presentation Videos

2017 Sessions

Thursday, September 28

Session 2: Overcoming Inertia

8:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
How do we identify, understand, and address the gaps between people and health care? How do we avoid the barriers we have created?

Thursday, September 28

Meet the Speakers & Break

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom Lobby South
Each main stage session is followed by an opportunity to meet the session speakers in a relaxed setting. Bring your ideas and questions for a lively conversation.