Paul A. Tufano, Esq. Executive Vice Present

Paul A. Tufano is executive vice president at Independence Blue Cross (Independence). As the president of government markets, Tufano oversees the company’s interests in Medicare and Medicaid, as well as state-sponsored insurance products. He serves as CEO and chairman of the board of AmeriHealth Caritas, one of the country’s largest Medicaid organizations, in which Independence is the majority shareholder, serving millions of beneficiaries in more than a dozen states through Medicaid managed care plans, administrative services, benefits management, behavioral health care, and other services.

Before joining Independence in 1999, Mr. Tufano was general counsel of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for Governor Tom Ridge from January 1995 to November 1999. He was a member of both the Governor’s Cabinet and the Governor’s Senior Staff. Throughout his career, he has been active in his support for funding legal services for the poor and has been honored by several prominent organizations for his efforts. He has also been recognized for his work with state charities and organizations that benefit the arts.

Mr. Tufano serves as vice chair of the board of trustees of Villanova University. He also serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and is a board member of the Committee of Seventy.

Mr. Tufano holds a bachelor of science degree and a law degree from Villanova University.