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Keynote Speaker Bio

Paul H. O’Neill Paul H. O'Neill

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill is a founder of Value Capture, LLC, where he provides counsel and support to healthcare executives and policymakers who share his conviction that the value of health care operations can be increased by 50% or more through the pursuit of perfect safety and clinical outcomes.

O'Neill was the 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, serving from 2001-2002. He was chairman and CEO of Alcoa from 1987 to 1999, and retired as chairman at the end of 2000. Prior to joining Alcoa, O'Neill was president of International Paper Company from 1985 to 1987, where he was vice president from 1977 to 1985. He serves as a board member at the National Quality Forum, RAND, and more than a dozen other major corporations and non-profit organizations.

He worked as a computer systems analyst with the U.S. Veterans Administration from 1961 to 1966 and served on the staff of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1967 to 1977. He was deputy director of OMB from 1974 to 1977. He received a bachelor's degree in Economics from Fresno State College in California, and a master's degree in Public Administration from Indiana University.