Mark B. Ganz, JD

President and CEO, Cambia Health Solutions

Mark B. Ganz, JD's Bio

Mark Ganz is president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions. The son of a Spokane, Wash., physician, Ganz spent many childhood afternoons at his father's family practice learning the importance of service, community and family.

Transforming the way people experience healthcare is the cornerstone of his vision for the industry and Cambia. Since taking the top post in 2003, he has guided the company along a path of innovation — reimagining and reshaping healthcare to be more personalized, transparent, and accountable to individuals and families. He has led the charge to make the system more empathetic and economically sustainable. At Cambia, that means nourishing game-changing companies such as HealthSparq, while delivering on the promise built 100 years ago as a trusted health plan.

Ganz served as board chair for America’s Health Insurance Plans from 2013-2016. He also is on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and the following organizations: Portland General Electric Company; Oregon Business Council (also executive committee member); Greater Portland Inc. (a regional economic development corporation); University of Portland Board of Regents; Boy Scouts of America-Cascade Pacific Council (chair); Prime Therapeutics; and The Conversation Project.

In 2013, Ganz was honored with a Governors' Gold Award for his lifetime contributions to the state of Oregon in the areas of healthcare, economic development and leadership through community service. He was inducted into the Gonzaga Preparatory School Hall of Fame along with his brothers, Rick Ganz, SJ, and Bill Ganz, MD. In 2015, the National Eagle Scout Association awarded Ganz the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award. Portland Business Journal named him Healthcare CEO of the Year for 2014.

Ganz earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. While an undergraduate, he was a staff member for U.S. Senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson (D-Wash).

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