Peter Finney

Division President

Peter Finney is the Division President for Arthur J. Gallagher's Student Health & Special Risk Division. As Division President, Peter manages Gallagher Student Health Operations, Finance, HR/Compliance, Information Technology, Account Management and general branch administration, with a focus on the execution of carrier contracts and initiatives that result in increased operational efficiency. Peter started his career with A. J. Gallagher in 2014 as the division's Chief Operating Officer, before assuming the role of Division President in July 2016.

Peter is a career healthcare executive with extensive experience in health plan management. His expertise is business and IT service support and he has worked for several Fortune 500 and global managed services firms, including Perot Systems, Hewlett Packard/EDS, Dell and CGI leading the delivery of back office, outsourcing and consulting services. His clients include Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Cigna and several state government health and human services agencies. Peter has also served in state government as the Deputy Director of Operations for the Massachusetts Medicaid Program (MassHealth) responsible for all provider and member service operations.

Peter started his career in healthcare as an account executive with the Matthew Thornton Health Plan (now Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield) directing renewals and new business for the health plan's key client accounts. He has a lifetime of leadership experience, including nearly 30 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve.


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