Paul A. Tufano is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, a leading Medicaid managed care organization headquartered in Philadelphia and providing products and services across the United States. The company’s mission is to help those most in need receive care, stay well, and build healthy communities. During his tenure as CEO, the company has successfully launched entirely new markets, implemented new lines of business in existing markets, and experienced significant growth. He is also Executive Vice President of Independence Blue Cross, a full-service health insurance corporation also headquartered in Philadelphia where he previously served as General Counsel.
Prior to joining Independence Blue Cross and ultimately AmeriHealth Caritas, Mr. Tufano served as General Counsel of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Tufano and a staff of over 500 attorneys represented Governor Tom Ridge, and the Executive Branch in litigation, transactions, and regulatory, legislative and criminal justice matters. He was a member of the Governor’s Cabinet and the Governor’s Senior Staff.
Mr. Tufano is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Villanova University and the immediate past Chairman of the Board of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. He is a board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.
Mr. Tufano is a graduate of Villanova University, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and law degree.