Keynote Speakers for the 2018 15th Annual MHA Business Summit

Andrew M. "Andy" Slavitt

Former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Andrew M. "Andy" Slavitt is a former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a position he held from March 2015 to January 2017.

Andy has decades of private and public sector leadership in health care. Over his career, he has shaped some of the most significant and successful initiatives in health care impacting millions of Americans and the face of the health care system. For the last two years, he served as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under President Obama. In that role, he oversaw programs that provide access to quality health care for 140 million Americans, including Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Slavitt's tenure at CMS was marked by the successful execution of large new programs-- the Affordable Care Act, the significant shift to pay-for-value payment models, and the implementation of MACRA. Under his leadership, the U.S. health care system saw record reductions in the uninsured rate, nationwide improvements in quality, record low cost growth, and a re-birth of private sector innovation and progress.


Major Dan Rooney, USAF

Fighter Pilot, PGA Professional, Patriotic Philanthropist and Author of A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith

Major Dan Rooney is a fighter pilot with 3 combat tours in Iraq, a PGA Golf Professional, and the founder of the Folds of Honor. He has served as the motivational speaker for two U.S. Ryder Cup teams and is a FOX News contributor. A decorated military aviator, Major Rooney is currently stationed at Tyndall AFB Florida as a member of 301st Fighter Squadron. He is a two-time recipient of the Top Gun award and has received many decorations to include the Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Anti-terrorism Medal, and Air Expeditionary Medal.

Major Rooney is the driving force behind Folds of Honor, which raised over $100 million and awarded over 13,000 scholarships to the family members of KIA or disabled soldiers.

Major Rooney is the author of A Patriot’s Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith and the proud father of five daughters.


John Rossman

Former Amazon Executive, Author and Expert on Digital Disruption

John Rossman is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Seattle, specializing in technology strategy, multi-channel operations scaling and platform enablement in multiple industries including retail, service and public sector. With more than 26 years of technology strategy, design, implementation and operating experience, he is an industry veteran.

John has led several complex businesses and programs resulting in innovative business models. He has worked with clients across a broad range of industries including retail, insurance, education, forest products, industrial products and transportation.

Mr. Rossman is the author of The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World's Most Disruptive Company and The Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Principles for Every Leader from the World's Leading Internet of Things Strategies. He is an expert on digital disruption, and he assists his clients in the creation and execution of new business models.




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