CEO, Blue Norther/Retired Health Care Executive
Board of Trustee Task Force for Strategic Planning
Past Chair, Board of Trustees
Board Member: 2008 to present
Civic and Volunteer Activities:
National 4-H Board
American Heart Association’s Mid-Atlantic Affiliate – Former Board of Directors
Austin T. Pittman ‘91 CEO and co-founder of Suvida Healthcare, a neighborhood-centric primary care model delivering an exceptional consumer experience to underserved communities, beginning with the rapidly growing 65+ Hispanic population. Pittman thrives on the challenges of solving tough business and societal problems with more than 25 years of executive leadership in the healthcare industry. This seventh generation Texan is bringing his leadership skills and love of Texas heritage to exciting new endeavors, including co-founding Blue Norther, a family business in the fast growing hard seltzer industry.
Prior to founding Blue Norther, Pittman was CEO of OptumCare, a UnitedHealth Group company providing information and technology-enabled health services and care delivery. He was accountable for a $27 billion business, the largest ambulatory care and physician organization in the U.S. At a pivotal time in the business, he helped to build the largest, most financially successful clinical organization in America. Previously, as CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, Pittman led a $40 billion enterprise and one of the largest Medicaid platforms in the country. Earlier he held leadership roles as president of UnitedHealth Network, chief growth officer of UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, and president and CEO of the Carolinas.
In addition to his venture and board experience with Topsail Re, Shared Clarity, Inclusive Health, and MyConnections, he is active in community and philanthropic endeavors. He is on the national 4H Board of Trustees, and previously served on the American Heart Association’s Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Board of Directors. Pittman holds a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from the Tuck School of Business/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, a Master of Science in Business & Human Relations at Amberton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMurry.