As the Senior Consultant for market Development for UPMC Health Plan in the Central Region, John provides leadership and direction for plan development in the region, to include expansion, retention, and operational effectiveness. His responsibilities cross functional lines and he represents the Health Plan in the community, working to enhance knowledge of UPMC’s capabilities and products.
Prior to joining UPMC Health Plan, John held several varied positions. He was COO and part of a team which started commercial real estate brokerage Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania; was the President and an owner of Sutliff Chevrolet; and served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for another local health plan.
A lifelong resident of Central Pa, John attributes his ability to move from one job to a seemingly unrelated one to what he learned while serving as a Supply Corps Officer in the US Navy. After earning an NROTC Scholarship, he spent six months at the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Ga and was then assigned to the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), where he held a variety of Division Officer roles over the next few years as the ship traveled literally around the world. During his relatively brief time in the Navy, he learned that that his best path was to focus on the mission, take care of your people and help the subject matter experts with whom he worked do what they were trained to do.