Top 25 Women Leaders
Karen Ignagni, 59
President/CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans
Karen Ignagni is president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, the chief lobbying group for the health insurance sector. Ignagni, 59, who once served as director of the AFL-CIO's department of employee benefits, led the American Association of Health Plans from 1993 to 2003, when it merged with another association to become AHIP. Ignagni regularly testifies before Congress on a variety of healthcare legislation and has been a critic of many provisions included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.