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FAU College of Business to Honor Patrick J. Geraghty


Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will host its 29th Business Leader of the Year breakfast on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 at 8 a.m. at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. This year’s program celebrates the accomplishments of Patrick J. Geraghty, Ph.D., president and CEO of Florida Blue and GuideWell.

Geraghty oversaw a strategic restructuring that created GuideWell, a $26 billion Jacksonville-based mutual insurance holding company that serves as the parent of Florida Blue and a portfolio of other entities, from the foundation of a more than 75-year-old health insurance company into an organization at the forefront of reimagining the future of health care nationwide. The restructuring is featured in the curriculum of Harvard Business School.  

Geraghty is an expert on such health care topics as health care reform, next-generation payment strategies, innovation in health care and the benefits of wellness and prevention programming. He serves as a health care policy consultant to political leaders in Florida and Washington, D.C.

He has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “Fox Business News,” CNBC’s “Closing Bell” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” programs, among others.

Since 1991, FAU’s College of Business has presented the Business Leader of the Year award, honoring the work of outstanding business leaders in the southeast region of Florida and the state. Past recipients include Rick and Rita Case, Wayne Huizenga, Jim Moran, Carl DeSantis, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Alan Levan.

FAU’s College of Business is pursuing excellence in education for the South Florida community and is among the top 15 largest AACSB-accredited business schools in the country, with slightly more than 8,200 students enrolled. The college’s undergraduate business program and professional MBA program are ranked by U.S. News & World Report, while the MBA in Sport Management program is ranked No. 11 worldwide by SportBusiness.

JM Family Enterprises is a presenting sponsor for the breakfast, while Florida Blue is a diamond sponsor. To purchase tickets, click here. For more information, contact Lacey Kramer at 561-297-4732 or lkramer8@fau.edu.

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