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Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of Privia Health, Shawn Morris brings experience rich in knowledge of the payer world, of physician-led IPAs, and of Medicare Advantage, among others, which will bring Privia to the next level. Morris was formerly President of Cigna-HealthSpring, a Cigna company (NYSE:CI), and Chief Operating Officer since Feb. 14, 2017. Morris was responsible for the financial and operational performance, the portfolio of Cigna businesses that serve more than 1.5 million Medicare customers, and $8B in revenue. This is one of the largest companies providing private Medicare solutions in the United States.
Upon acquisition of HealthSpring by Cigna, Morris served two years as the President of Development & Innovation where he led and was accountable for Cigna-HealthSpring’s strategic direction, business and emerging market development, and merger and acquisition activities as well as clinical innovation.
Morris joined a privately held HealthSpring in 2005 with revenue of less than $750M; holding multiple key leadership roles from HealthSpring’s IPO in 2006 (NYSE:HS) through the eventual sale to Cigna in January 2012 for $3.8B, at which time he was Executive Vice President of Operations. He was also part of HealthSpring’s predecessor company, North American Medical Management, and has been an integral leader and key contributor alongside HealthSpring founder Herb Fritch.
Morris earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Western Kentucky University and began his career in public accounting, obtaining certifications as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner. He is an inaugural Fellow of the Nashville Healthcare Council and graduate of Dartmouth College’s Tuck Business School 2030 Global Executive program. Morris has been actively involved in multiple for-profit and not-for-profit entity boards, is a member of the American Society of CPAs and National Association of Corporate Directors. Morris is a contributor to the exciting and continuously evolving Nashville healthcare scene, engaging providers eager to participate in value-based healthcare throughout the United States.