Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> January 10, 2001

Michael Mcallister – Humana Inc (hum)

President and CEO MICHAEL MCALLISTER has an extensive history with Humana Inc., having joined the company in 1974. Prior to being named President and CEO in February 2000, Mr. McCallister served as a member of Humana's four-person Office of the Chairman, where he worked closely with Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer David A. Jones on the company's turnaround plan. He held the position of Senior Vice President for the Health Plan Division and was responsible for Humana's large group commercial, Medicare, Medicaid, workers' compensation and military, or TRICARE, businesses. Mr. McCallister holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. and a Bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. He joined Humana in 1974 as a finance specialist and was elected vice president in 1989 with responsibility for the integrated operations of Humana's health plans and hospitals in Arizona. From 1992 to 1996 he served in the same capacity in Texas, becoming responsible for Humana's health plan operations exclusively after the company spun off its hospitals in 1993. He was promoted to President'Division I in 1996, with senior management responsibility for Humana's Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico operations. From 1997 until his appointment to the Office of the Chairman in August 1999, Mr. McCallister had senior management responsibility for health plan operations. Profile
TWST: Could you please give us a brief overview of your company?

Mr. McCallister: Humana's a company that has transitioned over the years

through several health-related industries, always