MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) today announced that Peter G. Jacoby is joining the company as senior vice president, Government Affairs.
Peter G. Jacoby will be responsible for leading federal and state advocacy and political efforts in support of the enterprise’s work to improve access to higher-quality health care while reducing its costs. In his new position, Peter G. Jacoby will report to Cory Alexander, executive vice president, External Affairs for UnitedHealth Group.
Peter G. Jacoby comes to UnitedHealth Group from AT&T Inc., where he has been a senior leader in government affairs for 15 years, overseeing significant policy issues at the federal and state levels. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Legislative Counsel in the White House.
Previously, Peter G. Jacoby held positions at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP and as staff in the U.S. Congress. He obtained his law degree from George Mason University School of Law and his bachelor of arts from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two business platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 85 million people worldwide. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com.