Scott Pickens is the Associate Director for Marketing & Research Operations at the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) as well as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Arlington Healthcare Group. He also serves as a GRI Distinguished Senior Fellow. With over 35 years of healthcare industry operational experience Mr. Pickens is a senior executive with an extensive track record leading healthcare enterprise operations including strategic planning/policy, administrative and financial operations, marketing, information technology, and program/product management functions. He has held numerous “C” level senior executive positions in commercial and publicly funded managed care organizations, consulting & services firms, and software, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing companies. His broad and deep operational and systems experience offers clients a unique, comprehensive, and visionary understanding of how the multiple players and stakeholders across the healthcare industry operate, interoperate, collaborate, and compete. His executive and industry expertise has enabled him to build several successful new businesses and lead payers, providers, and healthcare product and services vendors to achieve the next level of value, performance, and growth. Among other assignments he has served the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Plan Consortium, Aon/Hewitt, Amerigroup Corporation, Union Labor Life Insurance Company, District of Columbia Primary Care Association, multiple Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, AmeriHealth Mercy, and Abbott Laboratories. A US Navy veteran, Scott is an entertaining and informative speaker, educator, researcher, and published author on a variety of healthcare, information management, and executive management related topics.