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Jesse Hunter

Jesse Hunter currently serves as Executive Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Chief Strategy Officer for Centene Corporation, a Fortune 51 multi-national healthcare enterprise. Since joining Centene in 2002, he has held multiple positions with increasing responsibility that have contribu ted 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 at Humana Inc. 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). He 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 is a Board member for American Heritage Trees.

Mr. Hunter is a proud husband to wife Linda and father of Riley (15), Kate (12), and Jackson (11).


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