Michael Neidorff

Michael F. Neidorff is an experienced executive with a record of accomplishments in both starting and managing healthcare enterprises.  He has successfully developed and provided programs and services under Medicaid, hybrid health plans for other low-income people, Medicare and commercial managed care. 

Mr. Neidorff accepted the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of Centene Corporation in 1996.  He was named the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in May 2004.  From the time when Mr. Neidorff joined Centene, he has led its transformation from a closely held, $40 million corporation to a publicly-traded (NYSE: CNC), Fortune 500, multi-line enterprise with annual revenues approaching $11 billion.

Under Mr. Neidorff's direction, Centene has expanded from operating Medicaid health plans solely in Wisconsin and Indiana, to operating health plans in 18 states and serving over 2.7 million members for Medicaid and other low-income populations. The company provides programs and related services such as "exchange-based" and other cost-effective coverage solutions to the rising number of these under-insured and uninsured individuals. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management.

Mr. Neidorff currently serves on the boards of directors of several arts and civic organizations, including the National Urban League, The Kennedy Center and Trinity University.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., a NYSE-listed company.