Michael Thompson is the President and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance). The National Alliance is the only non-profit, purchaser-led organization with a national and regional structure dedicated to driving health and healthcare value across the country. Its members represent over 12000 employers/purchasers and 45 million Americans spending over 300 billion dollars annually on healthcare. Thompson is a nationally recognized thought leader for business health strategies and health system reform. He has worked with major employers and other stakeholders on diverse issues and strategies and is known for developing, promoting and leading collaborative cross-sector health industry initiatives. Prior to joining the National Alliance, Mike was a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the 20 years working with employers and other stakeholders. Prior to joining PwC, Mike served as an executive with diverse roles with Prudential Healthcare for over 17 years. Mike is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, serving on the Health Practice Council, and chair of the Medicare Sub-Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA). He is also widely recognized as a leading national advocate for mental health and well-being and previously served as President of the New York City chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Mike also served as an active member of the board of the Northeast Business Group on Health for 11 years.