by Jasmine Batchelor
July 22, 2019
Regional Vice President, Business Development,
R.J. currently leads strategies and initiatives to enhance long-term growth opportunities for Business Development of Aetna’s East Region, including leading teams in all stages of proposal response for multiyear, Medicaid Managed Care Contracts. In addition to procurement, R.J. focuses on building long term, national partnerships between Aetna Medicaid and organizations focused on SDoH, with a particular interest in Food Security. He joined Aetna in 2016, bringing more than 10 years of experience in healthcare services for government programs as well as large scale management of political campaigns. Prior to joining Aetna, R.J. served as director of Medicaid and Duals Operations in multiple states for Anthem Inc. Recent successes include winning proposals in Virginia and Florida for multiple lines of business as well as large scale implementations of both new and acquired lines of businesses. Prior to working in healthcare, R.J. worked for the Georgia House of Representatives, and spent 10 years with Delta Air Lines in various operational roles. He holds a BS in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.