Debtwire Investors Summit

JW Marriott Essex House
New York, NY
April 25, 2018
Speaking Opportunities

Confirmed Keynote Speaker

Gary W. Loveman, Ph.D., Former President, Consumer Health and Services of Aetna, & Former CEO of Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Gary Loveman, Ph.D., is the former President of Consumer Health and Services, Aetna’s health services business. The Consumer Health and Services organization is responsible for helping Aetna members achieve their best health and for fostering innovative collaborations with health care providers to improve the overall quality, cost and experience for Aetna members. Dr. Loveman led the company’s population health management and consumer engagement strategies, health and clinical services, care management, digital consumer health products, analytics and data science, pharmacy, and marketing.

Prior to joining Aetna in October 2015, Dr. Loveman served as Chairman, CEO and President of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. He joined Caesars as chief operating officer in 1998. During his tenure, Dr. Loveman oversaw a period of growth that included several major acquisitions making Caesars the largest and most diversified company in the gaming industry. In 2008, Caesars went private in a $30.7B transaction led by Apollo and TPG. He pioneered the use of cutting-edge technology and data analytics to deliver unsurpassed customer service and consumer experiences. Dr. Loveman also led the development of Wellness Rewards, Caesars’ widely recognized, incentive-based health and wellness program for the company’s 70,000 employees and their families. He was voted “Best CEO in the Hospitality Industry” for four consecutive years by the Institutional Investor magazine and was inducted into both the Hospitality and Gaming Halls of Fame.

From 2012-2015, Dr. Loveman chaired the Business Roundtable’s Health & Retirement Committee, which focuses on improving the quality and affordability of the nation’s health and retirement systems. Earlier in his career, Dr. Loveman was an associate professor at Harvard Business School, where he taught service management. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T., where he was an Alfred Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wesleyan University. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Boston Children’s Hospital and served previously on the Visiting Committee of the M.I.T Department of Economics and the boards of FedEx, Coach and Ventas, Inc.

Meet the Speakers

Pranav Gupta
Vice President
Teresa C. Kohl
Managing Director
SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
Durc Savini
Senior Managing Director
Guggenheim Securities
Jared Worman
Portfolio Manager
Brigade Capital Management, LP

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