Sam Glick is executive vice president of enterprise strategy and business development for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.

Glick is responsible for finding ways to bring Kaiser Permanente’s leading model of health-focused care to more communities, customers, and consumers.

In support of that goal, he leads strategy, business development, innovation, government relations, communications, and risk management for the organization, including integrated care and coverage, Kaiser Permanente’s national health plan, the KP Medical Foundation, Risant Health, and future new businesses. He also oversees Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Kaiser Permanente International.

Raised on a citrus nursery in Southern California, Glick trained in economics at Pomona College in California and the University of Warwick in England. He then worked in the technology industry as an entrepreneur and strategist, and helped to build the strategy and corporate development function at Mercer, the country's largest employer benefits broker and consultant. Immediately prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, he led the global Health & Life Sciences business at Oliver Wyman, working with health systems, health plans, and other health care organizations to be more responsive to market and consumer needs.

Glick believes that everyone deserves easy access to high-quality, affordable health care — when, where, and how they want it. He also believes that education and good health go hand in hand. He is a longtime trustee of Pomona College, where he served for 9 years as chair of the board. He also serves as a member of the advisory board for the Rosenman Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, and he and his wife, Emily Glick, serve as co-chairs of the Meals on Wheels of San Francisco honorary board.