David Cripe has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. That time includes 6 years with United Healthcare, 17 years with Ascension Seton, and 6 years with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas where he is the Divisional Vice President, Network Management. Previous experience covers a wide range of positions including claims, appeals, billing, collections, contracting/negotiation, hospital strategy, pricing, Medicare, Medicaid, Fully Insured and ASO business. David currently has responsibility for the development, implementation and management of new and existing provider networks in the west region for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. This territory encompasses over half of the state. David sits on the Board of Directors for the Texas eHealth Alliance and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He previously served as Vice Chair of the Texas Hospital Association’s Policy Committee on Managed Care and on the Texas Department of Insurance Health Network Adequacy Advisory Committee. David graduated America’s Health Insurance Plans Executive Leadership Program and has earned the distinction of Certified Healthcare Insurance Executive (CHIE). David graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Government and has an MBA with a specialization in Health Care Management from Capella University. David is married to Sally Cripe and they have two children, Jacob, 23, who recently graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Dana, 21, who is studying Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University.