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A native of Texas, Mr. Galanos received a bachelor’s degree in History and English from Texas Tech University. He has pursued course work at Harvard University, Harvard School of Public Health, John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in order to stay current with the rapidly changing health environment. Most recently, Mr. Galanos was Vice President Customer Solutions–Care Management for UMR, the third-party administrator (TPA) unit of United Healthcare. He was responsible for the UMR portfolio of care management services.

Mr. Galanos brings more than thirty years of experience in management and sales to his role, devoting the last twenty-five to: 

  • Medical management, including general and sales management, strategic planning and marketing, product development, operations, international and public relations. 

  • He was with UMR for ten years with emphasis on external client support, including finalist presentations, strategic positioning of medical management services and development of new and enhanced wellness services for Avidyn Health, the care management sister company of Fiserv Health. 

After military service he began his career at Procter and Gamble attaining the position of district manager—Patient Care Products. He then moved to Health America (HMO) as Senior Vice President—sales and marketing in 1984.  Four years later he was named Regional Vice President for Corporate Health Strategies, a subsidiary of Metropolitan Life, where he was Vice President. Mr. Galanos joined Intracorp, the medical management subsidiary of CIGNA, in 1991 as Vice President—sales, product development and business development, his most recent position prior to joining Avidyn Health.