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Errol L. Pierre    

Business Executive, Leadership Coach, Healthcare Strategist, Professor & Writer

Dr. Errol L. Pierre is a business executive, healthcare strategist, public speaker, professor, and author. He currently serves as a senior executive of the largest non-profit health plan in New York. He is also the former Chief Operating Officer of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, the largest for-profit health plan in New York.

Dr. Pierre graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He later obtained a master’s degree in Health Policy and Financial Management from New York University and completed his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College focusing on Health Economics.

He is a professor at Baruch College, Columbia University, and New York University, teaching Health Economics and Health Transformation and serves on a number of boards including the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and MediNova.

In his new book, "The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color," Dr. Pierre delivers a pragmatic and actionable guide to help underrepresented individuals from all ethnic backgrounds achieve their professional goals and elevate their careers in today’s virtual workplace. The book takes a step-by-step approach to understanding the skills and strategies required to move from entry-level and middle management roles to the executive ranks.

Speech Topics

Panel Discussions

Healthcare Economics, Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity, Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, Health Policy, COVID-19 Pandemic, and Healthcare Costs and Health Innovation.

Mentorship & Leadership

We need more people of color in leadership positions. Our country will be better off and companies that are more diverse have proven to be more profitable. So let's have a conversation about how to do it. How long do you want to wait for greatness?

Healthcare Thought Leadership

We can make our healthcare system work for everyone in a more equitable way. We can end healthcare disparities and implement innovative ideas to make sure everyone has equal access to high quality care. Pierre can share how.

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