Virginia Association of Health Underwriters

NAHU Region II Leadership Conference

  • 10/26/2015
  • 11:00 AM
  • 10/27/2015
  • 12:00 PM
  • Boar's Head Resort, Charlottesville, VA


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NAHU Region II Leadership Conference

Designed for all members, industry leaders, and those serving their state and local chapters, Regional Leadership Conference is an opportunity to learn and network among your counterparts from New Jersey to Virginia. 

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Tom Morrissey – 

Speaking on Wellness Innovations Monday Afternoon

CEO, Healthy Business Group, LLC

As the founder of Healthy Business Group (HBG), Tom’s strategy and vision has provided a platform that enables employers to look beyond the traditional methods of managing their health care costs.  This platform, offering an independent, academic, measures-based approach was an innovation that launched HBG.  Contributing to the company’s success is his 25 years of experience in the health insurance industry.  Tom spent much of his career at Cigna, advising clients in the design and delivery of benefit options and funding solutions.  HBG is one of the fastest growing health improvement companies today.

Patrick M. Gillespie – 

Legislative Forum on State Issues in VA, NJ, PA, DE, MD, and DC on Tuesday Morning

Director, State Government Affairs, Cigna

Patrick Gillespie is Cigna’s Director of State Government Affairs for a nine state region, covering  New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. In his role at Cigna, Patrick influences regulatory and legislative action, responds to regulatory inquiries, and manages implementation of Cigna’s public affairs agenda.  In his role at Cigna, Patrick currently serves as a leader in industry associations in Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Jersey.


Patrick is also the former Mayor of Old Bridge Township, New Jersey and has a rich policy and political background.

Prior to joining Cigna, Patrick was employed by the New Jersey Senate Majority office from 1993 until 2010 where he ultimately served as its Executive Director.  Pat was appointed New Jersey’s second Smart Growth Ombudsman by Governor Richard J. Codey in 2005 where in addition to preparing rules to implement an expedited permit and licensed site professional program, he reviewed all proposed administrative rules for consistency with the State Plan for Development and Redevelopment. In this position, Patrick supervised Smart Growth directors for the Departments of Environment Protection, Transportation and Community Affairs.  Before joining the Senate staff in 1993, Patrick supervised four district offices as the District Director for U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.


Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College in Loudonville, New York in 1988. Patrick lives with his wife and two children in Old Bridge, New Jersey where in addition to his former service as Mayor and Councilman-at-large, has served in a variety of local community offices and positions. 


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