Top 25 Women Leaders
Global Health Initiative at the U.S. State Department
Long known in insurance and investment circles as a thought leader and top executive, Lois Quam is now executive director of the Global Health Initiative at the U.S. State Department. President Barack Obama created the initiative to help strengthen health systems worldwide and help women and families gain access to a higher level of care in developing countries. Quam was previously president and CEO of public and senior markets at insurance giant UnitedHealth Group. In 2009, Quam launched Tysvar, an environmental and healthcare reform incubator.