Cain A. Hayes

by Jasmine Phiri

February 5, 2019

President and CEO,
Gateway Health

Cain Hayes is the president & CEO of Gateway Health, a leading managed care organization. Mr. Hayes leads the strategy and day-to-dag operations of the $2.5 billion company, which serves more than 340,000 Medicaid and Medicare members.

Previously, Mr. Hayes served as president and COO of the Health Business for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota with full operating and financial responsibility for the company’s commercial markets, government markets, provider relations, network management, care management, clinical innovation, pharmacy, service operations, and marketing.

Mr. Hayes was also president of Aetna’s national accounts division, where he had full financial and operating responsibility for the $9.1 billion business. Prior to Aetna, Mr. Hayes held a number of executive leadership positions at Nationwide and Principal Financial Group.

In his time as president & CEO of Gateway Health, Mr. Hayes has become a national advocate for the “total health” of the company’s members and the communities in which Gateway operates. He has made this approach to whole person care one of the core components of Gateway’s community-focused mission and strategic path forward. Under Cain’s leadership, the company has launched a number of member-centric programs that address issues like food and housing insecurity, economic instability and mental health.

Mr. Hayes supports numerous community initiatives and currently serves on the board of directors of The Allegheny Conference, The Andy Warhol Museum, United Way of Southwestern PA, the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Drake University, Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). In addition, Mr. Hayes serves on the board of directors for DocuSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: DOCU) and The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Drake University, and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Webster University. In addition, he earned the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.