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Elisa Reliford

Chief Growth Officer, Optum Health

Elisa Reliford

Elisa Reliford is the chief growth officer for Optum Health. In this role, she leads strategic growth of all market client development and client management. Reliford started with UnitedHealth Group in 2004 and has held various leadership roles in both UnitedHealthcare national accounts and Optum.

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Reliford was a consultant with Towers Perrin in Chicago, working with large, complex employers on all aspects of their health and welfare benefits strategy. Reliford also spent three years with CVS Health as a division head of specialty pharmacy, leading account management and sales for its rare disease, prior authorization and specialty fusion companies. In that capacity, she worked across employer, health plan, government and provider markets.

Reliford is a graduate of Hamilton College and holds both a Master of Public Policy and Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.