The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Sue Schick, Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare, Pennsylvania and Delaware, will receive the 2014 Paradigm Award, the region’s most prestigious award for businesswomen.
The award is presented annually to a singular woman in business whose outstanding professional and personal achievements serve as a model of excellence. The honoree’s leadership and dedication contribute significantly to the Greater Philadelphia region, and she is respected in her profession and throughout the community for her commitment to excellence and her vision for women and future generations.
Since joining UnitedHealthcare in 2003, Ms. Schick has held various leadership positions before being named CEO in Pennsylvania in 2009. She brings nearly 30 years of experience in the employee benefits industry to her current position, where she is responsible for all aspects of overseeing the company’s Medicaid and commercial health benefits business in the Commonwealth, including growing and retaining members, establishing market and network strategies, achieving financial targets and acting as a primary interface with key stakeholders.
“I brought a strong set of values and a commitment towards building healthy communities with me when I moved my family to Philadelphia just four short years ago,” said Ms. Schick. “But it was the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to fostering growth, innovation and partnership among its members that helped me achieve UnitedHealthcare’s business and community goals. It is with pride and humility that I accept my place among the auspicious group of women who came before me.”
A recognizable presence within the business community, Ms. Schick frequently speaks and blogs about health care reform, business leadership and philanthropy. In addition, she serves as Chair of The Pennsylvania Commission for Women, on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Privatization and Innovation, and on the Board of the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Schick is also actively involved within the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and as a Board member of the March of Dimes Pennsylvania. She is widely recognized for her civic leadership, having received the 2013 Gold Leaf Celebration’s Helena Devereux Women in Leadership Award by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce for her leadership qualities and commitment to community service. In the same year, she was a finalist for Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Community Service Award, and was named honoree for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) annual fundraising gala along with UnitedHealthcare for her dedication to JDRF.
“Sue is fitting of the term paradigm,” said Rob Wonderling, GPCC President and CEO. “She has had a tremendous influence within UnitedHealthcare, and her civic involvement has made a significant impact in the overall hea