Faculty Directory

Gail Boudreaux

Senior Fellow, Healthcare Initiative






MBA, Columbia Business School, 1989; AB, Dartmouth College, 1982

Areas of Expertise

Healthcare strategy, strategic growth, corporate culture, operational effectiveness


Gail Boudreaux is an expert in healthcare delivery. She is frequently listed among America's most powerful women in business.

Professional Activities

Academic Positions

  • Senior Fellow, Tuck School of Business, 2015-present

Nonacademic Positions

  • Chief Executive Officer, GKB Global Health, LLC, 2015-present
  • Chief Executive Officer, United Healthcare, 2011-14
  • Executive Vice President, United Healthcare, 2008-2011
  • Executive Vice President External Operation, Healthcare Services Corporation, 2006-08
  • President, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois, 2002-06
  • Senior Vice President, Group Insurance, Aetna, 1983-2002

Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Novavax, Inc., 2015-present
  • Board of Directors, Xcel Energy, Inc., 2014-present
  • Chair, Xcel Energy, Operations, Nuclear, Environmental, and Safety Committee, 2012-present
  • Board of Directors, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., 2012-present
  • Board of Directors, Genzyme Corporation, 2004-11
  • Chair, Genzyme Corporation, Risk Committee, 2010-11
  • Dartmouth College Board of Trustees, 2011-present
  • National Trustee, Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, 2004-present


  • Selected as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in American Business,” 2008-14
  • Named by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” and one of the “200 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” 2013
  • Ranked among Forbes Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women” list, 2009
  • Recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as one of the “Top 25 Industry Leaders,” 2009
  • Inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame, 2003
  • One of six individuals nationally to receive NCAA Silver Anniversary Award for outstanding professional and athletic achievement, 2007