Kent McKinney, MBA Executive Director of the Maryland Health Insurance Plan

The 2011 Health & Wellness Conference welcomes Kent McKinney who will discuss instilling wellness into a high risk population.

Kent McKinney will join a stellar line-up of speakers, exhibitors and panelists at the inaugural GMSHRM Health and Wellness Conference scheduled for April 12th at Jungle Island.  To learn more about the conference, register for the event or join as an exhibitor, please click here.

Kent McKinney serves as the Executive Director of the Maryland Health Insurance Plan.  Kent’s general management responsibilities in this role include providing high quality health care at an affordable price to over 20,000 high-risk Maryland residents and overseeing the state’s senior prescription drug subsidy program.   He also serves as a contributor to the operational planning and strategic development of Maryland’s health reform. 

Kent brings to MHIP a diverse management background across public and private healthcare sectors.  He has 18 years of health care management experience predominately in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries where he served in senior leadership positions.  Kent maintains a keen understanding of health and productivity management and healthcare financing.  Prior to joining the private sector Kent was a commissioned officer in the United States Army.

Kent is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BA in biology.  He has a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.  Kent and his wife Angie, sons Patrick (10yrs), Christopher (8yrs) and Andrew (6yrs), reside in Gambrills, Maryland.