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Steven Nelson

by Jasmine Batchelor

November 12, 2018

Vice President, Performance Services,
Premier, Inc.

Steven Nelson joined Premier, Inc in October, 2018 as a Vice President, directly responsible for growth and innovation for the Performance Services business unit.  Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 165,000 other providers and organizations to transform

healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide.

Prior to Premier, Steven was the Chief Operating Officer for the diversification arm of Anthem Inc (“DBG”).  He originally joined Anthem to lead the Strategy and Planning team that developed and supported the execution of Anthem’s strategic and innovation agendas and applied the work in collaboration with various business units.

Previously, for over ten years, Steven led Strategy, Product and Marketing at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network a newly formed provider entity consisting of seven hospitals, 2,000 doctors and various other facilities.

Prior to joining Highmark/Allegheny Health Network, Steven served for five years as the chief marketing officer for GNC, the vitamin and supplement retailer. Earlier in his career, he developed his strategic acumen in consumer, packaged goods and retail organizations such as Disney and Miller Brewing Company, where change and innovation were constant.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from Ohio University. He and his family reside in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.