Angela Braly Biography
Angela Braly is an American executive. Angela served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint (now Anthem, a large U.S.-based provider of health insurance and was a member of the company’s board of directors.
Angela assumed those responsibilities on June 1, 2007, following several high-profile roles for the company. Angela resigned in August 2012 due to shareholder criticism. Since May 2016, she has been a member of the board of directors of ExxonMobil.
Angela Braly Age
Angela was born on July 2nd 1961 in Dallas, Texas. She is aged 58 years as of 2019.
Angela Braly Net Worth
Braly has earned a net of 14.9 million US dollars.
Angela Braly Personal Life and Education
In April 2009, Braly had the 306th highest compensation for a U.S. CEO, having earned $4.07 million, which is 74th among females. Braly owns $4.6 million worth of WellPoint stock, or .02% of the company. The year 2007, Braly earned $14.9 million, mostly in stock options. Her total compensation was $8.7 million in 2008, and $13.1 million in 2009. She generally supports Republican and conservative political candidates.
She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in 1982 and her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law. She graduated from Richardson High School in 1979.
Angela Braly Career
Braly was a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. January 1999, she joined WellPoint as general counsel for RightCHOICE (currently Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri). Braly also oversaw the Missouri plan’s government relations efforts. In that time, she managed the legal strategy resulting in the creation of The Missouri Foundation for Health, which serves the health care needs of underinsured and uninsured people in Missouri.
Braly later became president and CEO of the Missouri plan, managing all aspects of the business and setting strategies to meet customer needs. Braly served as executive vice president, general counsel and chief public affairs officer for WellPoint. In that role, she was responsible for public policy development, government relations, legal affairs, corporate communications, marketing and social responsibility initiatives.
Braly also had operational responsibility for the nation’s largest Medicare claims processing business and the federal employee health benefits business. She was also a key strategist during WellPoint’s acquisition of New-York based WellChoice in 2005. Braly gave testimony to Congress defending Wellpoint’s insurance premium increases on February 24, 2010.
Angela Braly serves as Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Business Council for 2011 and 2012. She was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business for 2000 and was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare in 2007. The Forbes listed Braly as the sixteenth most powerful woman in the world in 2007, fourth most powerful in 2008 and eighth most powerful in 2009.
Then Fortune ranked Braly the fourth most powerful woman in business in America in 2007, fifth most powerful in 2008 and fourth most powerful in 2009. Braly was named by Indiana Governor Mike Pence to the board of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation in May 2013.