Board of Trustees

John Watts

Senior leader in health insurance industry and executive coach

John Watts
John Watts has more than 30 years of experience in building, growing and leading large health plan organizations. Watts has led successful organizations to higher growth targets through turnaround situations and building successful new ventures. He also has significant experience managing profit-and-loss for large enterprises.

Watts spent 12 years at WellPoint, the nation's largest insurer with approximately 35 million members. He held numerous executive positions during his time at WellPoint, including chief executive and president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and president and CEO of national accounts. In his most recent position as president and CEO of WellPoint's Commercial and Consumer Business, Watts directed a $50 billion division that encompassed 14 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.

Watts is currently on the board of a number of healthcare-related companies, including Health Plan Holdings, International Medical Group and One Hundred Years. He earned his B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).