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Denver Champions of Hope​
Corporate Honoree


Marc Neely

President & CEO

on behalf of 

UnitedHealthcare of Colorado & Wyoming

Marc Neely is President and Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare of Colorado and Wyoming’s commercial businesses. Marc is responsible for the health plan’s overall strategic plan, business development, operations, community and regulatory relationships in Colorado and Wyoming, as well as serving the coverage needs of more than 725,000 commercial members and enhancing relationships with many of the 110 hospitals and more than 38,000 medical providers contracted with UnitedHealthcare in the Centennial state.


Marc brings nearly four decades of healthcare industry experience to his oversight of UnitedHealthcare’s operations serving small, mid-sized, large commercial and public sector organizations for the health plan. Over his impressive career, Marc has collaborated with employers, brokers, consultants, health technology companies and care delivery systems, always working to find ways to deliver better health and a better consumer experience at a more affordable cost.


Since assuming the CEO role in 2017, Marc’s focus has been on building innovative, collaborative partnerships with key Colorado healthcare systems and providers to achieve the quadruple aim: lower medical costs, increased quality outcomes, positive patient experiences, and healthcare provider satisfaction.


Marc is involved in several charitable and community organizations, including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Board; serving in various leadership positions on the CEOs Against Cancer Committee for the Colorado Chapter of the American Cancer Society in 2021; leading fundraising efforts in Colorado for UnitedHealthcare’s Children’s Foundation and other local events benefitting Colorado’s youth.


Under Marc’s leadership, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado has taken a special interest in causes that support children living active and healthy lives. Over many years and with Marc’s direct involvement, the company has made commitment to provide $10,000 in winter coats each fall and $10,000 in brand new bicycles and helmets each spring to Denver-area kids in under-served areas at local grade schools.

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