MVP President and CEO David Oliker to retire after three decades at the helm
MVP Health Care CEO David Oliker has announced he will retire after nearly 30 years as the head of the company. Oliker informed the MVP Board of Directors of his decision Monday night. He has led MVP since the company’s inception in 1982.
Oliker has announced he will retire in early 2013. To ensure a smooth transition, Denise V Gonick, Executive Vice President, Administrative Services and Chief Legal Officer of MVP Health Care will assume the role of President of Operations and will chair the transition efforts.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to lead such a wonderful company, but the time is right for me to spend more time with my family as well as pursue other interests,” Oliker said. “I cannot tell you how proud I am of the accomplishments we have collectively achieved here at MVP. I have had the honor and privilege to lead an organization that puts our customers first and over the past thirty years I have worked with some of the most passionate, talented people in the health care business. While it is time for me to shift my day to day focus, my passion for health care is still strong and I look forward to staying involved and contributing to the public debate.”
Dr Richard J D'Ascoli, Chair of the MVP Board of Directors said, “We want to thank David for three decades of incredible leadership. Without him MVP wouldn’t be what it is today. His vision and leadership took this company from inception to a leading, innovative health insurance organization that has been recognized for accomplishment both locally and nationally. We wish him well in whatever endeavors he chooses to pursue next. David will be missed.”
Under Oliker’s leadership, the company serves more than 650,000 members in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. MVP’s exceptional growth stems from Mr. Oliker’s philosophy that high-quality, affordable health care results from innovation and unswerving commitment to customer service.
Oliker is a nationally recognized leader in managed care and serves on the Board of Directors of the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). In addition, he is the former Chairman of the New York State Health Plan Association and he is on the Board of the MVMA Foundation, the Taconic IPA and MedAllies. He also serves on the Board of the Health Advancement Collaborative of Central New York.
A strong community leader, Oliker chairs the Advisory Council of Union Graduate College, serves on the Proctor’s Theatre Board, the Albany College of Pharmacy Advisory Board, and the Board of Trustees of Excelsior College.
Oliker holds a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University where he currently serves a member of the board of visitors, a master’s degree from The American University, Washington, DC; and a post-master’s graduate certificate in health care administration from George Washington University, Washington, DC.
About MVP Health Care
Founded in 1983, MVP Health Care is a community-focused, not-for-profit health insurer serving members in the states of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. Through its operating subsidiaries, MVP Health Care provides fully-insured and self-funded employer health benefits plans, dental insurance, and ancillary products, such as flexible-spending accounts, to more than 650,000 members. For more information, visit www.mvphealthcare.com.
Schenectady, NY, July 10, 2012