As Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Heidi Margulis leads strategy development and execution for Humana's state and federal government relations, advocacy and public policy initiatives, including strategic alliance relationships in national and key local markets. In concert with those responsibilities, she guides the company's community engagement and corporate social responsibility initiatives as well as has administrative oversight of the Humana Foundation. Ms. Margulis reports directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Management Team which sets the strategic direction for the company. Heidi joined Humana in 1985 and has held increasing responsibilities for regulatory and legislative public affairs as well as for external affairs initiatives. She was promoted to Vice President, Government Affairs in 1995, Senior Vice President Government Affairs in 2000, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs in 2003 and her current position in December 2014.
Two U.S. Secretaries of Health & Human Services recognized Heidi's federal government health program expertise with appointments to Secretary Tommy Thompson's Advisory Committee on Regulatory Reform and Secretary Donna Shalala's Advisory Panel on Medicare Education.
Heidi serves on the board of the Humana Foundation, on Kentucky Workforce Investment Board's executive committee as well as the board, on the executive committee and board of the Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, and on the board of Nucleus, Kentucky's Life Sciences and Innovation Center. She formerly served as vice-chair of the board of the Washington, DC-based Campaign to End Obesity, as board co-chair of Green Ribbon Health (a Medicare Health Support pilot program), chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Health & Retirement Task Force of the Business Roundtable, and serves on several committees of America's Health Insurance Plans. She has served on a variety of local, state, and national civic, charitable, and public-sector boards.
Heidi holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of Louisville.