Madison, WI – Michael Best Strategies announces an expansion to its healthcare team with the addition of Kristine Seymour as partner.
Seymour has more than 25 years of healthcare insurance and legal experience. She works with healthcare clients to optimize their business strategy, evaluate potential mergers and expansions, and discover alternate distribution and product strategies. Seymour has strong relationships in the Midwest and nationally in the healthcare area.
“Kristine is a dynamic strategist and innovator and has the ability to drive solutions and grow an organization,” said Rob Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies. “She has a wonderful entrepreneurial spirit and will be a great addition to our Business and Community Solutions team, particularly as it relates to healthcare, health insurance, and healthcare and medical device start-ups. In addition, Kristine’s experience will enhance and complement the strategic advice and legal counsel we provide for our Michael Best law firm clients.”
“I can’t wait to dive in and help Michael Best Strategies clients by sharing my experience in running large commercial markets for national payers. The opportunity to work with providers, integrated health system arenas, employers and the consultant community is very exciting” said Seymour. “The healthcare marketplace is changing daily and I am thrilled to join an organization that is on the cutting edge of innovation around the healthcare arena.”
Seymour’s work will focus on how to differentiate Michael Best Strategies’ clients through the products and services they offer in a highly competitive marketplace, as well as help lay the groundwork to deliver effective healthcare solutions to consumers and employers.
“We are thrilled to work with Michael Best Strategies and Kristine,” said Kevin McRaith, CEO of WellDoc, one of Michael Best Strategies’ national clients. “Kristine and her team assist us in navigating a complicated healthcare sector, while delivering solutions with a speed-to-market approach that allows for immediate healthcare savings combined with an exceptional consumer experience.”
Seymour was previously the regional vice president of market development in Humana’s commercial markets, overseeing the strategy for employer group, wellness and specialty benefit offerings in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. As part of her role, Seymour focused on driving down medical trend costs through innovative community partnerships, including working with providers on value-based arrangements.
Prior to joining Humana, she served as executive vice president of the employee benefit group at Milwaukee insurance consultant, Willis, formerly known as HRH and Frank F. Haack & Associates. Prior to that, she led sales, operations, underwriting, product development, and compliance for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin. She holds a law degree from Marquette University Law School, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, also from Marquette University.
Seymour has served on numerous boards including Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Rogers Behavioral Health System and Town Bank. She has mentored area youth through an Entrepreneurship class being offered through University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the New Berlin School District. Seymour is married and lives in New Berlin, Wisconsin. She has two daughters in college and is an avid competitor in showing American Eskimo Dogs in American Kennel Club sanctioned events.