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The Power of Perseverance

In this episode, Ceci Connolly, President and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans speaks with Diane Holder is Executive Vice President, UPMC; President, UPMC Insurance Services Division; and…
December 28, 2022

The Power of Perseverance

Meet Our Guest: 

Diane Holder is Executive Vice President, UPMC; President, UPMC Insurance Services Division; and President and Chief Executive Officer, UPMC Health Plan. UPMC is one of the nation’s leading integrated delivery systems and through its health plans and affiliates provides health care coverage and benefits management for more than 4 million men, women, and children in Pennsylvania.

Key Insights: 

Diane Holder shares her journey from journalism to healthcare and how she has navigated being a woman in leadership.

How Can I Help? Diane has been recognized for her community leadership, advocacy for women and children, and support for those suffering from mental health and addiction problems. She credits having strong mentors, good teachers, and perseverance to her successful career.

A Career Risk Worth Taking. When UPMC was starting an insurance company, Diane volunteered to be in charge of the newly formed Insurance Division. Her leadership has helped grow UPMC Insurance Division into one of the largest and most respected insurance companies in the nation.

Find the “Why” in Your Career. It is always a good time to assess the “why” in your career. There can be some duties in a job you won’t love, but if you don’t love most of them, Diane suggests moving on so you can bring your best to the table.

This episode is hosted by Ceci Connolly. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Her Story and President and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans.

Relevant Links: 

Read more about Diane Holder

UPMC Insurance Services Division

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