Professor Alain Enthoven is the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management (Emeritus) in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He holds degrees in Economics from Stanford, Oxford and MIT. He has been an Economist with the RAND Corporation, Assistant Secretary of Defense, and President of Litton Medical Products. In 1963, he received the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service from John F. Kennedy. In 1977, while serving as a consultant to the Carter Administration, he designed and proposed Consumer Choice Health Plan, a plan for universal health insurance based on managed competition in the private sector. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is Chairman of Stanford University’s Committee on Faculty/Staff Human Resources and a consultant to Kaiser Permanente, the former Chairman of the Health Benefits Advisory Council for CalPERS, the California State employees’ medical and hospital care plans. He has been a director of the Jackson Hole Group, PCS, Caresoft Inc., and eBenX, Inc. He was the 1994 winner of the Baxter Prize for Health Services Research and also the 1995 Board of Directors Award, Healthcare Financial Management Association. In 1997, Governor Wilson appointed him Chairman of the California Managed Health Care Improvement Task Force. Commissioned by the State legislature, the Task Force addressed healthcare issues raised by managed care. In 1988, he gave the De Vries Lectures in Rotterdam, called Theory and Practice of Managed Competition in Health Care Finance, which provided the theoretical foundation for the Dutch model of universal health insurance based on managed competition. In 1998-99, he was the Rock Carling Fellow of the Nuffield Trust of London and also Visiting Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He wrote the Rock Carling Lecture In Pursuit of an Improving National Health Service recommending further Introduction of market forces in the National Health Service. He and Laura Tollen recently edited a book called Toward a 21st Century Health System: The Contributions and Promise of Prepaid Group Practice (Jossey Bass, San Francisco, 2004). He is a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Committee for Economic Development (CED) and since 2006 served as project director for a recently published CED report Quality, Affordable Health Care for All: Moving Beyond the Employer-Based Health-Insurance System.
While she is perhaps best known as the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), what is not as well known is Carly worked her way through undergraduate and graduate school. A self-made woman, she started her business career as a secretary at a small business and went on to become the first, and to date, the only woman to lead a Fortune 20 company. Carly served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) from 1999 to 2005, leading the reinvention of the legendary company, successfully steering it through the dot-com bust and the worst technology recession in 25 years. Her pursuit of the controversial merger with Compaq Computer positioned HP to become the first $100 billion information technology company. Her record of hard work includes more than 20 years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she led the largest-of-its-time IPO of Lucent and became President of its largest business. Today, Carly is one of the most recognized business leaders in the world and an opinion leader who champions competitiveness and innovation. She is on the Leadership Council of the Initiative for Global Development and is a founding supporter of the African Leadership Academy. She has also served on the Board of Business Executives for National Security, the Defense Business Board, the CIA’s External Advisory Board, and the Advisory Group for Transformational Diplomacy for the Department of State during the Bush Administration. As a cancer survivor who openly tells her story, she is a Global Envoy for Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG organization. She is politically active and has championed free enterprise, private sector job creation, economic growth and fiscal conservatism. She served as Republican Victory Chair supporting John McCain’s presidential run. She most recently challenged four-term California Senator Barbara Boxer in her own first time political candidacy. She earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and her Masters of Science in Business from MIT. She and her husband Frank live in Los Altos Hills, CA. They have a daughter and two granddaughters.
David S. Helwig retired as President and CEO West Region for WellPoint, Inc. This included Blue Cross of California, and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado and Nevada. When Anthem, Inc. merged with WellPoint Health Networks Inc. in November 2004 and was subsequently renamed WellPoint, Inc., Mr. Helwig was serving as chief executive officer and president of Blue Cross of California, the California operating subsidiary of WellPoint. In this role, he had responsibility for all Blue Cross of California’s health and related businesses and operations including large group, small group and individual customer segments, rental networks, network development and contracting. During the 18 years of executive level experience at WellPoint and Blue Cross of CA, Mr. Helwig served as group president of WellPoint’s Large Group Division, WellPoint senior vice president and chief actuary, senior vice president of Blue Cross of California’s Individual and Small Group Division, senior vice president of consumer services for Blue Cross’ CaliforniaCare Health Plans, chief financial officer and treasurer of Blue Cross of California as well as Blue Cross senior vice president and chief actuary. Mr. Helwig began his tenure in April 1988 as vice president and chief actuary for Blue Cross of California. Prior to joining Blue Cross of CA, Mr. Helwig served as chief actuary at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia. He also held actuarial positions at Integon Life Insurance Company in North Carolina and Mutual of Omaha in Nebraska. Mr. Helwig’s professional affiliations included being a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries since 1985 and membership in the American Academy of Actuaries since 1981. Educated in Illinois, Mr. Helwig earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from North Park University. Mr. Helwig serves on the Boards of North Park University in Chicago, IL as Chair, Mission Springs Conference Center in Scotts Valley, CA as Chair, Ventura County Boy Scouts, Covenant Youth of Alaska in Wasilla, AK, and the advisory board of Alaska Christian College in Soldotna, AK. Mr. Helwig is the proprietor of Helwig Vineyards & Winery in Plymouth, CA.
Leonard D. Schaeffer is the founding Chairman & CEO of WellPoint, the nation’s largest health benefits company. He is currently the Judge Robert Maclay Widney Chair and Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) and is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital. Schaeffer was Chairman & CEO of WellPoint from 1992 through 2004 and continued to serve as Chairman through 2005. Under his leadership, WellPoint was selected by FORTUNE magazine as America’s “Most Admired Health Care Company” for six consecutive years and was ranked by BusinessWeek in the top fifty best performing public companies for three consecutive years. Schaeffer was selected by BusinessWeek magazine as one of the “Top 25 Managers of the Year” and by Worth magazine as one of the “50 Best CEOs in America.” Schaeffer was recruited to WellPoint’s predecessor, Blue Cross of California (BCC), as President and CEO in 1986 when the company was near bankruptcy. He managed the turnaround of BCC and the IPO creating WellPoint in 1993. In 2009, Schaeffer established the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC to promote health and value in health care delivery. Schaeffer’s public service included appointments as Administrator of the federal Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS) where he was responsible for Medicare and Medicaid. He was also the Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget of the federal Department of Health and Human Services. Schaeffer is a graduate of Princeton University and was the Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley and a Gilbert Fellow at Princeton. Mr. Schaeffer serves on numerous business, professional and philanthropic boards, including the Board of Directors of Amgen, Inc. and the Quintiles Transnational Corporation; the Board of Trustees of Brookings and the RAND Corporation; and he is a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Congressman Tom McClintock
Congressman Tom McClintock was elected in November 2008 to represent the 4th Congressional District in the United States Congress. During 22 years in the California State Legislature, and as a candidate for governor in California’s historic recall election, Tom McClintock has become one of the most recognizable political leaders in California. First elected to the California Assembly at the age of 26, McClintock quickly distinguished himself as an expert in parliamentary procedure and fiscal policy. He served in the Assembly from 1982 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 2000. During these years, he authored California’s current lethal injection death penalty law, spearheaded the campaign to rebate $1.1 billion in tax over-collections to the people of California, and became the driving force in the legislature to abolish the car tax. He has proposed hundreds of specific reforms to streamline state government and reduce state spending. In 2000, McClintock was elected to the California State Senate, where he developed innovative budget solutions such as the Bureaucracy Reduction and Closure Commission and performance-based budgeting, and advocated for restoring California’s public works. From 1992-1994, McClintock served as Director of the Center for the California Taxpayer, a project of the National Tax Limitation Foundation. In 1995, he was named Director of Economic and Regulatory Affairs for the Claremont Institute’s Golden State Center for Policy Studies, a position he held until his return to the Assembly in 1996. In that capacity, he wrote and lectured extensively on state fiscal policy, privatization, bureaucratic reform and governmental streamlining. McClintock’s commentaries on California public policy have appeared in every major newspaper in California and he is a frequent guest on radio and television broadcasts across the nation. Numerous taxpayer associations have honored him for his leadership on state budget issues. Congressman McClintock and his wife, Lori, have two children, Justin and Shannah.