Kirk Pion is Vice President of Design & Development for the UnitedHealthcare Innovation Centers of Excellence, an innovation lab that creates new health programs for the company’s major business segments. He’s responsible for the Centers' innovation pipeline and pilot portfolio, with efforts focused on improving health care affordability, consumer engagement, nutrition, wearable health and caregiving. He has more than 25 years of experience in innovation, health care and business consulting. Prior to UnitedHealthcare, he spent 15 years with a regional health plan in a variety of product development and marketing roles. He helped significantly grow that organization’s membership in consumer-directed health plans, overseeing the development of value-based plan designs and integrated health and disability programs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Macalester College and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Michigan.