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