Blake Manion, Louisville ’17, is an emerging healthcare executive and advocate for a simpler, more affordable healthcare experience for American consumers. He currently serves as the vice president of business and program development at Evernorth Care Group (Cigna’s wholly owned primary and multispecialty care medical group) in Phoenix, Arizona, where he has business accountability for the group’s growth/retention strategy and management of strategic partnerships that allow the group to increase access to high quality healthcare in the Greater Phoenix community. Blake has held multiple strategic and operational roles both within and outside of Evernorth & Cigna since beginning his career in 2015.
As a member of Phi Delta Theta at the University of Louisville, Blake served on the executive committee as the risk management chairman and as the broader Interfraternity Council’s vice president of risk management, overseeing risk prevention and anti-hazing programming for over one thousand young men. Blake continues to be active with the Fraternity, having joined the Arizona Beta (Arizona State) CAB as the finance adviser, where he assisted with rechartering activities. He is a proud Iron Phi (#400).
Originally from Clarkson, Kentucky, Blake received a BA in public health from the University of Louisville School of public health and information sciences and later graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of public health with a master in health administration. In his free time, Blake enjoys spending time with his family, golfing in the Arizona weather, and entertaining his golden retriever.
“My experiences in Phi Delta Theta led to some deep, meaningful friendships that I now consider family, while making me a more well-rounded individual, both personally and professionally, along the way.”