Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, HealthPartners


Jim Eppel is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at HealthPartners. In this role, he has responsibility for the organization’s provider, market-facing and operational functions. Before joining HealthPartners in July 2017, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Minneapolis-based UCare. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of OptumInsight, a division of UnitedHealth Group; Chief Operating Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota; and Vice President of Business Development at Allina Health. His extensive health care experience also includes senior positions with Medica and MedCenters Healthcare. He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick.

Eppel has been a board member of several community organizations, including 360 Communities, Memorial Blood Centers, the University of St. Thomas Alumni Association and CaringBridge. He was named to Minnesota Physician magazine’s 2012 and 2016 lists of “100 Influential Health Care Leaders.” Eppel frequently lectures and serves locally and nationally as a panelist at health care issue forums.

Eppel is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.