Michael F. Neidorff is a widely recognized executive with a long record of accomplishments in starting and managing healthcare enterprises. He has successfully led the development and implementation of programs and services under Medicaid, hybrid health plans for other low-income people, Medicare and commercial managed care.
Mr. Neidorff became president and chief executive officer of Centene Corporation in 1996. He was named the chairman and chief executive officer in May 2004. From the time Mr. Neidorff joined Centene, he has led its transformation from a closely held, $40 million corporation to a publicly traded (NYSE: CNC), Fortune 500, diversified, leading multi-national enterprise with annual revenues over $21 billion.
Under Mr. Neidorff’s direction, Centene has expanded from operating Medicaid health plans solely in Wisconsin and Indiana, to operations in 23 states, serving over 5.1 million members in Medicaid and other programs for low-income populations. The company provides cost-effective coverage solutions to the rising number of underinsured and uninsured people. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.
Mr. Neidorff currently serves as chairman of board for the National Urban League and on the boards of directors of The Kennedy Center and Trinity University.