Victoria native, Craig Smith, has been named Driscoll Health Plan CEO

Smith has years of service that have led him to this position

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Craig Smith, who grew up in Victoria and has family in Corpus Christi, has been given the title of Driscoll Health Plan CEO, giving him the responsibility for the overall performance of the Health Plan

As the representative of the Health Plan in the community, Smith will also be responsible for developing and fostering strong relationships with all providers and individuals in the public and political arena.

“I am tremendously excited to be a part of the Driscoll Health Plan family and humbled to be working with such an incredible, mission-driven team that is focused on improving the health and supporting the lives of our clients across all of South Texas,” Smith said.

For the last several years, Smith has managed care in the western United States with Anthem, Inc. and its subsidiaries. He served in numerous roles at Anthem, but mostly as President of Amerigroup Washington and as President of the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Nevada Medicaid health plan. Before taking on those roles, Smith was based out of Anthem’s Amerigroup Texas operations working as the Regional Vice President of State Affairs and as a Senior Director of Government Relations.

Smith developed a background in healthcare through years of serving as a policy advisor to multiple Texas State Senate and House legislative officials. He was effectively involved in sweeping health initiatives, such as the creation of the state’s first public educator health insurance program and CHIP eligibility reform. Other areas that Smith has worked in include law, architecture and public education reform.

Smith, the father of two sons, has earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center, a master of Architecture from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas. He also holds a membership with the Texas State Bar.