McLaren’s Deidra Wilson named to Crain’s 2017 ‘40 under 40’ list


Deidra A. Wilson, MPH, vice president of government relations for the McLaren Health Care Corporation, has been named to the prestigious 40 Under 40 List by Crain’s Detroit Business.

“This honor is readily deserved, as Deidra has accomplished much as a health care policy professional and leader,” said Gregory Lane, McLaren Health Care’s senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “In her first two years at McLaren, she has already built a strong and dynamic culture of open communication in our governmental interactions. We look forward to her continued leadership and congratulate her on this recognition.”

Wilson oversees government affairs for the system and its 19 subsidiaries. She has established operations for advocacy at the state and federal levels, oversees a political action committee and manages grant writing. Wilson cultivates positive relationships with legislators, policymakers, industry leaders and the public for contributing to sound, health care policies.
Before joining McLaren, Wilson spent 11 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where she attained the position of director of state government relations and was a senior member of the organization’s government-affairs management team.

Wilson holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in political theory and constitutional democracy from Michigan State University’s James Madison College. She lives in Okemos with her husband and young son.

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