The Government Employees Health Association (GEHA) has retained Witt/Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). GEHA is the second largest national health and dental plan serving civilian federal employees, retirees and their families. Covering 1.8 million lives worldwide, GEHA is financially strong with assets of $2.2 billion and premium income of $3.6 billion.
Based at GEHA’s corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, the CFO is the chief steward of the financial health of the organization providing overall leadership and direction of finance, budget and accounting functions as well as facilities management. The CFO plays a key role in developing and executing the strategic vision of the organization, specifically advising on the financial impact. The CFO reports directly to the CEO and works closely with the Audit Committee.
Candidates should preferably have an educational background in accounting and/or finance. A CPA designation or MBA is strongly preferred. Public accounting experience is a plus. Candidates will have substantial financial and management leadership experience preferably achieved in a health care setting. Experience with a health plan or dealing with insurance related issues is a plus.
Interested parties should direct all nominations and resumes to the consultants supporting this search, Jim Gauss and Shirley Cox Harty, preferably via email to: GEHACFO@wittkieffer.com