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Modern Healthcare
Community Leadership Award
2013 Nomination for
Sue Schick
Chief Executive Officer,
UnitedHealthcare Pe...
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary 3
Commitment to Philadelphia and the Greater Pennsylvania Community 4
Commitment to ...
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Executive Summary
UnitedHealthcare is pleased to nominate Sue Schick, Chief
Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare, Penns...
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Commitment to Philadelphia and the Greater Pennsylvania Community
Since moving to Philadelphia when she became CEO three...
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Commitment to Helping People Live Healthier Lives
Sue has worked in the employee benefits industry for more than 25 year...
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Sue secured UnitedHealthcare‟s sponsorship of the event, and more than 300 kids
participated in the 2012 inaugural Dash ...
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Sue has been working with the foundation to find ways to make this critical health
information available to a broader po...
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Leveraging Business Experience to Empower Others
Sue has been recognized as a business leader in the Philadelphia commun...
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actively seeks to help students prepare to enter the workforce. She previously served as
the president of the Society of...
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UnitedHealthcare Corporate Citizenship
Sue extends her can-do attitude beyond her personal philanthropic endeavors and
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Sue Schick – Extended Bio
SUE SCHICK, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
UNITEDHEALTHCARE, PENNSYLVANIA & DELAWARE
Sue Schick is C...
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Contact Information
Nominee:
Sue Schick
CEO, UnitedHealthcare, Pennsylvania and Delaware
100 Penn Square East, Suite 41...
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About Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Award

The healthcare industry is full of executives who define themselves by leading efforts to change lives and contribute to their communities. Modern Healthcare's Community Leadership Awards will recognize these leaders while bringing attention to the worthy causes they support.

Learn more about the Community Leadership Award on Modern Healthcare's website:

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/section/community-leadership/

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Sue Schick, Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Pennsylvania and Delaware - 2013 Community Leadership Award Nominee

  1. 1. 1 Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award 2013 Nomination for Sue Schick Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare Pennsylvania and Delaware
  2. 2. 2 Table of Contents Executive Summary 3 Commitment to Philadelphia and the Greater Pennsylvania Community 4 Commitment to Helping People Live Healthier Lives 5  Susan G. Komen for the Cure o Kids for the Cure: UnitedHealthcare Dash to Make a Difference o Team Ra-Ras Kicks Breast Cancer o Asian-American Women‟s Breast Health Awareness Event  Pennsylvania March of Dimes  JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Philadelphia Leveraging Business Experience to Empower Others 8  Governor‟s Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation  Pennsylvania Commission for Women  The Forum of Executive Women  Dedicated Mentor to Students and Colleagues UnitedHealthcare Corporate Citizenship 10  „Paying It Forward‟  Promoting Volunteerism Extended Bio 11 Contact Information 12
  3. 3. 3 Executive Summary UnitedHealthcare is pleased to nominate Sue Schick, Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare, Pennsylvania and Delaware, for Modern Healthcare’s Community Leadership Award. Sue‟s dedication to numerous local and national nonprofits and her continued commitment to bettering the Philadelphia and greater Pennsylvania community in which she lives and works makes her an ideal nominee for this important award. Sue is a business leader, philanthropist and role model. She believes that the role of a true leader is to help one‟s team members live up to their full potential. In her ten years with UnitedHealthcare, Sue has embodied the company‟s mission of helping people to live healthier lives both inside and outside of the office. As CEO of UnitedHealthcare Pennsylvania and Delaware, Sue is responsible for leading a team that serves members across all insurance segments – from commercial health plans to Medicaid and Medicare. As a corporate leader, Sue interacts with customers and members of all ages and backgrounds. Similarly, her philanthropic commitments run the gamut – from helping women fight breast cancer to advocating for the health of newborn babies to supporting children with type 1 diabetes. However, all of Sue‟s volunteer commitments have one common thread: to improve the health of individuals, families and communities.
  4. 4. 4 Commitment to Philadelphia and the Greater Pennsylvania Community Since moving to Philadelphia when she became CEO three years ago, Sue has immersed herself in community organizations that help to better the health and opportunities for the city‟s residents and the greater Pennsylvania community. She holds significant leadership roles on a range of organizations both independently and through her work with UnitedHealthcare. Sue plays a critical role in motivating her employees to volunteer and ensures that the company makes use of its vast resources to support the community. Outside of the office, Sue is actively engaged with the Philadelphia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Pennsylvania March of Dimes, JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commission for Women, Forum for Executive Women, and the Governor‟s Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation. In 2011, Sue received the “Circle of Excellence Award” from SmartCEO Magazine, which honors Philadelphia business leaders for their philanthropic efforts. She also received a “Brava! Business Women Achievement Award,” which recognizes women business leaders in Philadelphia for their community involvement.
  5. 5. 5 Commitment to Helping People Live Healthier Lives Sue has worked in the employee benefits industry for more than 25 years. She has had a front row seat to the changes in the health care industry, from rising health care costs to the aging U.S. population. Sue says that these changes require a “whole new brand of leadership, innovative thinking and collaboration.” As CEO of UnitedHealthcare, Pennsylvania and Delaware, Sue is navigating the business towards a more consumer- focused and personalized approach to care. Outside of the office, she continues this goal by volunteering her time, energy and expertise to organizations that are directly involved in providing research and support to help improve the lives of families affected by breast cancer, premature birth or birth defects and type 1 diabetes. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Within a single week, Sue received two separate phone calls from friends telling her that they had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Both women were mothers with young families. Sue saw firsthand how the research, leadership and support services provided by Susan G. Komen for the Cure were instrumental in helping both of her friends to beat breast cancer. When Sue arrived in Philadelphia more than three years ago, she immediately joined to the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure so she could help the foundation that helped those close to her. Kids for the Cure: UnitedHealthcare Dash to Make a Difference Since joining the Board of Directors, Sue has been actively engaged in the chapter‟s fundraising events. Last year, she was instrumental in bringing the Susan G. Komen Kids for the Cure: UnitedHealthcare Dash to Make a Difference to the Philadelphia community. After volunteering for a number of years at the Race for the Cure (5 km) and watching families come out to support their moms, sisters, teachers, aunts and friends affected by breast cancer, Sue realized that young children wanted to get involved and needed an outlet that would allow them to participate and contribute in their own way. “I was thinking about my two friends whose families had both been through so much. And I kept seeing that their kids wanted be involved,” said Sue. “They wanted to feel like they were able to make a difference and to help fight the disease that had directly impacted their lives.”
  6. 6. 6 Sue secured UnitedHealthcare‟s sponsorship of the event, and more than 300 kids participated in the 2012 inaugural Dash to Make a Difference. This year, the Dash was held on Mother‟s Day and again hundreds of children participated. Click here to read Sue‟s blog post about the 2013 event: http://sueschick.blogspot.com/2013/05/pink-never-looked-so-good.html Team Ra-Ras Kicks Breast Cancer In October 2010, 136 current and former NFL cheerleaders, including eight breast cancer survivors, came together in Philadelphia to make a viral YouTube video to raise money for breast cancer. Sue Schick enlisted the corporate support of UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania and Delaware to sponsor production of the video and to donate 10 cents to the Komen Philadelphia Affiliate each time the performance was viewed on YouTube, up to a total of $100,000 or one million views. Within just three weeks, the video reached its initial goal, serving as a personal health reminder for more than one million viewers around the globe. To further support the video‟s success, UnitedHealthcare has increased their pledge to donate an additional $50,000 when the video reaches five million and eight million views, respectively. View the viral video here: www.KomenPhiladelphia.org/Video Click here for a video clip of Sue speaking at the event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5KiQiiUfjU Asian-American Women’s Breast Health Awareness Event Historically, Asian women have among the lowest incidences of breast cancer. However, doctors are seeing more and more cases of breast cancer among both Asian women abroad and Asian-American women. Because of the historically low risk, Asian women are often less informed about breast health and breast cancer prevention. In addition, breast cancer tends to affect Asian women at far younger ages and in more aggressive forms than their non-Asian counterparts. For the past nine years, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia Affiliate has hosted an event geared toward the high-risk Asian- American population, inviting clinicians to educate women in their native languages about breast health and screening. Five hundred to eight hundred women attend the annual event in Philadelphia.
  7. 7. 7 Sue has been working with the foundation to find ways to make this critical health information available to a broader population. For the past six months, she has been actively consulting on a project to determine how best to get the word out to Asian- American women across the country. The group is currently exploring options to distribute brief video clips from this event to be screened in doctor‟s office waiting rooms nationwide, to provide information about breast health and screening in a variety of languages and better engage these hard-to-reach populations. They hope to make the videos available in 2014. March of Dimes Ever since her son was born with a birth defect more than 20 years ago, Sue has made it her mission to help expecting mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies, as well as to support research into complications that can threaten the health of babies. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania chapter of the March of Dimes for three years. Sue also serves on the Executive Council, which actively recruits other executives to become involved with March of Dimes. JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Philadelphia The JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is the largest nongovernmental funder of type 1 diabetes research. The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, which occurs throughout the country, raises money for research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania and Delaware has supported JDRF in numerous ways since 2009. Sue twice served as the Corporate Walk to Cure Diabetes Chair. In this role, one of her main responsibilities is to recruit corporations to provide financial support for the walk. In 2013, JDRF recognized Sue‟s dedication by naming her an honoree at the organization‟s annual fundraising gala, the Promise Ball. As a tribute to Sue, ten local children with type 1 diabetes created a sculpture at East Fall Glassworks, which was then auctioned off at the event. Click here for coverage of the event: http://philadelphianeighborhoods.com/2013/04/09/east-falls-glassblowing-for-diabetes/
  8. 8. 8 Leveraging Business Experience to Empower Others Sue has been recognized as a business leader in the Philadelphia community by multiple organizations. She is committed to helping people of all ages enter and succeed in the business world, particularly women. Her dedication as a mentor extends to college students as well as her UnitedHealthcare colleagues. Governor’s Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation In 2011, Sue was appointed as a member to Pennsylvania Governor Corbett‟s Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation. The Council explores ways to make the state government more efficient. The panel evaluates privatization, public-private partnerships and managed-competition opportunities as ways to save tax-payer dollars. Sue brings more than 25 years of business experience to the Council. Pennsylvania Commission for Women Sue currently serves as Chairperson to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. The Commission is dedicated to informing, educating, advocating and providing opportunities to empower Pennsylvania women and girls to reach their highest potential. This includes promoting job training and upward mobility for women, including the operation and support of small businesses owned and operated by women. Sue worked to create a statewide leadership award for women who inspire other women, named after Hannah Penn, the first lady of Pennsylvania. The Forum of Executive Women The Forum of Executive Women is a membership organization of 350 women of significant influence across the Greater Philadelphia region. In 2011, Sue was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction List along with seven other members of the Forum. Dedicated Mentor to Students and Colleagues Throughout her career, Sue has been a committed mentor both inside and outside of the office. She is currently on the Board of Trustees at her alma mater, Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. As a trustee, she chairs the Student Affairs Committee and
  9. 9. 9 actively seeks to help students prepare to enter the workforce. She previously served as the president of the Society of Alumni. Sue also has served as a mentor during her 10-year career with UnitedHealthcare. In addition to engaging in one-on-one mentoring, she has mentored two classes of “Emerging Leaders,” a program that helps mid-level team members to expand their roles at the company.
  10. 10. 10 UnitedHealthcare Corporate Citizenship Sue extends her can-do attitude beyond her personal philanthropic endeavors and motivates her colleagues to give back. ‘Paying It Forward’ Sue has always embraced the idea of „paying it forward‟ in her own life, saying “I have a great appreciation for all I have received in my life and I feel like I have to give back and find ways to help others.” She had often daydreamed about giving each of her UnitedHealthcare team members a small sum of money to pay it forward in a way that serves the community. Last year, Sue had that chance when a check she received as compensation for a bumped business flight totaled the rough equivalent of $20 dollars for each of her team members. At the UnitedHealthcare Pennsylvania and Delaware annual picnic, Sue gave each employee $20 with the stipulation that they would pay it forward without any expectation of something in return. Some team members pooled together to sponsor a colleague whose house had burned down. Others gave their money to help the homeless. Each employee had the opportunity to post their story on the company‟s internal blog and document how the experience of paying it forward had changed their own lives for the better. Promoting Volunteerism Sue is committed to helping employees at UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania and Delaware to better the communities in which they live and work by facilitating volunteer opportunities with local organizations. The office‟s employee engagement team selects volunteer events to support. Each event has a team leader who then recruits colleagues to participate in the event. Sue sends out a weekly newsletter with a list of events, as well as placing banners and signs around the office. For the past two years, Sue has initiated a weekday volunteer event for all of the employees of the Philadelphia and Delaware offices to volunteer together. She has also added a volunteer element to the annual employee picnic, which now kicks off each year with a morning spent helping out at a local food pantry. Last year, Sue‟s team logged hundreds of volunteer hours. UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania and Delaware has contributed nearly $300,000 to charitable organizations under her leadership. Sue is a true inspiration to her community and colleagues as evidenced by her unwavering commitment and dedication to numerous organizations that seek to help communities and improve the lives of others.
  11. 11. 11 Sue Schick – Extended Bio SUE SCHICK, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER UNITEDHEALTHCARE, PENNSYLVANIA & DELAWARE Sue Schick is Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare, Pennsylvania and Delaware. In her role, she is responsible for all aspects of overseeing the company‟s Medicaid and commercial health benefits business in the Commonwealth, including growing and retaining members, establishing market and network strategies, achieving financial targets, acting as a primary interface with key stakeholders. Sue joined UnitedHealthcare in 2003 as the National Vice President of Broker Strategies & Programs before being named CEO of the Pennsylvania and Delaware. She has been in the employee benefits industry for more than 25 years, including 10 years as an Employee Benefits Practice & Middle Market Leader with Marsh (formerly Johnson & Higgins). Sue is a regular speaker and blogger on the topics of health care reform, business leadership and philanthropy. She is the chairperson of The Pennsylvania Commission for and is actively engaged in the local community as she strives to help increase opportunities for women and improve the health of the communities in which she and her staff live and work. Sue also serves on the Governor's Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation whose goal is to explore how functions performed by state government might be better and more cost-effectively performed by the private sector. Sue is on the Membership Committee of the Forum of Executive Women and on the Board of the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania. In addition, Sue is a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, on the Pennsylvania Board of Directors for the March of Dimes and a supporter of JDRF (formally known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Because of her commitment to Philadelphia business and the broader community, Sue received two recognitions from SmartCEO Magazine in 2011 – the “Circle of Excellence Award,” which honors Philadelphia business leaders for their philanthropic efforts, and a “Brava! Business Women Achievement Award,” which recognizes women business leaders in Philadelphia for their business achievement and community involvement. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia Affiliate also recognized Sue in 2011 with the Lumina Award for her efforts and the company‟s commitment to help find a cure for breast cancer. In 2013, JDRF named Sue Schick and UnitedHealthcare honorees for its annual fundraising gala, the Promise Ball, for Sue‟s dedication to the nonprofit through her years of service as the corporate chair for the JDRF‟s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. Sue holds a B.S. in economics/business from Randolph-Macon College, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She is currently on the Randolph-Macon Board of Trustees and is an active volunteer, including serving as past president of the Society of Alumni. She received her Certified Employee Benefits Designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School, and was the founding President of the Richmond ISCEBS Chapter.
  12. 12. 12 Contact Information Nominee: Sue Schick CEO, UnitedHealthcare, Pennsylvania and Delaware 100 Penn Square East, Suite 410 Philadelphia, PA19107 Tel: (215) 982-7929 Email: Sue_schick@uhc.com Nominator: Mary McElrath-Jones Director, Public Relations, UnitedHealthcare 44 S. Broadway, 14th Fl. White Plains, NY 10601 Office Tel: (914) 467-2039 Cell: (914) 552-5713 Email: mary_r_mcelrath-jones@uhc.com

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