Mr. Welters is a member of the Board of Directors of our general partner. Mr. Welters was elected to the Board effective October 27, 2015. Mr. Welters is Executive Chairman of the Black Ivy Group, LLC. He recently retired as Senior Adviser to the Office of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group (UHG) having served in such position since 2014. Prior to this appointment, he was Executive Vice President and a member of the Office of the CEO of UHG from 2006 until 2014. Mr. Welters previously led UHG's Public and Senior Markets Group. Mr. Welters joined UHG in 2002 upon its acquisition of AmeriChoice, a health care company he founded in 1989.
Mr. Welters is a member of the boards of Loews Corporation, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., where he serves on the Nominating and Governance Committees, and C.R. Bard, Inc. where he is a member of the Compensation, Regulatory and Governance Committees. Mr. Welters also served on the Board of Directors of Quest Communication from 2006 to 2011.
He is Trustee Emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of New York University School of Law, and Vice Chair of the Board of New York University. He is a Trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center, a Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he is Chair of the Finance Committee, and he serves on the Board of the Horatio Alger Association. Mr. Welters is a founding member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Mr. Welters is a graduate of Manhattanville College and received his JD from the New York University School of Law.