Jesse Hunter

EVP, Products Centene Corp.

Jesse Hunter currently serves as Executive Vice President, Products for Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 multi-national healthcare enterprise.  Mr. Hunter is responsible for Centene’s portfolio of Government Healthcare products including Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial, Federal Services, and the diversified health solution businesses under Envolve. In addition, Mr. Hunter plays a leadership role in Centene’s strategy, innovation, and consumer experience functions. Since joining Centene in 2002, he has held multiple positions with increasing responsibility that have contributed significantly to the growth and success of the organization.

Mr. Hunter has over two decades of experience in healthcare finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, strategy and operations. Prior to joining Centene, Mr. Hunter worked in mergers and acquisitions and corporate development at Humana Inc., a Fortune 500 health and well-being company and for Healthcare Financial Partners, a publicly-traded specialty finance company.

Mr. Hunter received a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.  In 2014, Mr. Hunter was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni from the Olin Business School.

Mr. Hunter is also committed to community service as evidenced by his leadership role in multiple organizations. Mr. Hunter serves as the President of the Board of Directors at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA), the fourth largest community arts organization in the country. He is a member of the Health Economy Forum, a community healthcare initiative lead by the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Mr. Hunter is an advisor to the Community Health in Partnership Services (CHIPS), a free clinic providing services to uninsured individuals in the St. Louis Community. Additionally, he serves as a Trustee for the Forsyth School and is a Board member for American Heritage Trees.

Mr. Hunter is a proud husband to wife Linda and father of Riley (12), Kate (10), and Jackson (8).