Leader

Health Evolution Leadership

Health innovators,
accelerating change

Steven Martin

Summit Chair

CEO Emeritus, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska; Managing Partner, Paxton Advisors

Steven S. Martin is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Paxton Advisors, LLC. Paxton Advisors supports business and education clients through consulting or advisory services. Mr. Martin provides insight and expertise to health care business, health care investors and educational institutions.

Mr. Martin served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and was a member of the board of directors from March 2002 through March 2018. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurance and health benefits administrator serving Nebraskans. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska corporation is wholly owned by Good Life Partners, Inc., a not-for-profit mutual insurance holding company and is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Mr. Martin served on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) in Chicago, Illinois from March 2002 – March 2018. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association oversees all Blue Cross Blue Shield licensees serving over 100 million American members under the Blue Cross Blue Shield brand. As a member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association board, Mr. Martin served as a member and chair of the brand Enhancement and Protection committee; a member of the Data committee and a chair of its technology sub-committee; and as a member and chair of the Federal Employee Program Board of managers.

From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Martin served as the founding CEO of Prime Therapeutics, Inc, later becoming Prime Therapeutics, LLC. Mr. Martin served as a board director of Prime Therapeutics until March 2018. Mr. Martin chaired the Prime Therapeutics board audit, human resources and governance committees during his tenure on the board. Prime Therapeutics LLC is one of the largest private comprehensive pharmacy benefits solutions companies in the country. Prime Therapeutics is a partner with Walgreens Boots Alliance in delivery of mail and specialty pharmacy products through Alliance Rx.

Mr. Martin currently serves as a board director of Travel and Transport Inc. and Wellframe, Inc. Travel and Transport, based in Omaha, NE, is an employee owned global corporate travel management organization with offices across North America and Europe along with numerous global affiliates. Wellframe, based in Boston, MA, delivers health care consumer engagement through mobile-enabled technology solutions that amplify care management programs and teams to optimize member care, improve clinical outcomes and improve consumer experience.

Mr. Martin has many other organizations including: Council of Economic Advisors for the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank; United Way of the Midlands; Salvation Army; Durham Museum; Nebraska Council for Economic Education; Aksarben Foundation; NebraskaLAND Foundation; Greater Omaha chamber of Commerce; Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce; Nebraska Health Information Initiative; Wellness Council of America; Teammates Mentoring organization; American Medical Association Foundation; University of Nebraska Foundation; and Washburn University Foundation.

Mr. Martin earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Washburn University and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska. Mr. Martin is married to Dr. Amy Haddad Dr. Haddad is currently professor emeritus at Creighton University and previously held the Dr. C.C. and Mable L Criss Endowed Chair in Health Sciences at Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska.