Gregory E. Deavens

by Justin Cates
Gregory E. Deavens
President & Chief Executive Officer
Independence Health Group

Gregory E. Deavens is President and Chief Executive Officer for Independence Health Group (Independence), parent of Independence Blue Cross, one of the nation’s leading health insurers.

Deavens joined Independence in 2017 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and treasurer. In this capacity, he led the company’s financial functions as well as its Actuarial, Underwriting, and Enterprise Risk Management organizations.

Deavens currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Hartford HealthCare. He also serves on the boards of Alegeus; Quartet Health; the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents Blue plans covering more than 100 million Americans; America’s Health Insurance Plans; and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

As part of his responsibilities at Independence, he serves on the boards of AmeriHealth Caritas, Tandigm Health, AmeriHealth Assurance, BCS Financial Corporation, and International Plan Solutions.

Deavens is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (*CPA Inactive).

Deavens holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida A&M University.

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