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Mark L. Barnard

Mark L. Barnard is the Executive Vice President of Government Programs (GP) and Operations for Horizon.

Mr. Barnard is responsible for a wide range of operations across the Company, including Service Operations and Mandates and Payment Integrity.

As lead of the GP business unit, Mr. Barnard is responsible and accountable for profit and loss performance related to the GP market segments, including Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicare Supplemental (Medigap), Medicaid, Fully Integrated Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (FIDE-SNP), and Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).

Prior to joining Horizon in 2006, Mr. Barnard was the President and Chief Executive Officer of National Account Service Company (NASCO), an Atlanta-based IT infrastructure provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield plans nationwide. Mr. Barnard spent six years at NASCO in roles of increasing responsibility, and 16 years with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where he was ultimately responsible for overseeing all EDS operations for various Blue Cross Blue Shield plans across the country. In addition, as Vice President at the MEDSTAT® Group, Mr. Barnard had responsibility for Client Services and Product Development.

Raised in northern Michigan, Mr. Barnard earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics Education from Michigan State University. Prior to his career in health care, Mr. Barnard taught mathematics at the high school level and coached wrestling. Active in community affairs, Mr. Barnard serves on the board of directors of several non-profit groups, and is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the Boy Scouts of America, both nationally and internationally.