Christopher Little

Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnership Growth

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Christopher Little is Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnership Growth for Highmark.

He and his team are responsible for driving growth with Blue Plans, leveraging Highmark Health’s capabilities, and will develop enterprise relationships across Blue Plans.

Chris most recently served as Vice President in National Markets where he was responsible for National Account business in Highmark’s Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware footprint, as well as, Affiliate and Partner Plan business. Chris had overall accountability for new sales opportunities, retention and growth of existing clients and expansion of product portfolio for these clients.

Chris joined Highmark in 2010 as an Executive Client Manager. As an Executive Client Manager, Chris was responsible for managing the relationships of some of Highmark’s largest and most prestigious clients. 

Prior to beginning his career at Highmark, Chris was a Senior Health Care Consultant at a national benefits consulting firm. During this time, Chris worked with large national employers to design benefit programs, identify cost-effective benefit strategies, provide financial analysis, lead vendor procurements. Additionally, Chris was responsible for business development of consulting relationships.

Chris has a Finance degree from Robert Morris University and has obtained his CEBS designation and serves on the Board for the American Diabetes Association.  

Current Board of Director affiliations include:

  • The American Diabetes Assn.

Thought Leadership Topics:

  • Strategic Growth
  • Partnerships with other Blue Plans
  • National Accounts