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Brent Layton

Chief Executive Officer

Brent Layton is Senior Advisor to the CEO of Centene Corporation (No. 26 US Fortune 500), a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that works to ensure people receive quality healthcare through government-funded programs.  Mr. Layton brings to this role over 30 years of healthcare experience, with particular expertise in creating, scaling, and operating business in a highly regulated environment.  

Mr. Layton moved into his current role in December 2022 as he began his transition towards retirement from Centene.  He previously served as Centene’s President and Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw the company’s healthcare offerings, including 31 State Medicaid Health plans, the Nation’s largest Exchange provider, Ambetter, and the Wellcare brand of Medicare products. 

Mr. Layton joined Centene in 2006 as Head of Business Development, overseeing the development and implementation of new health plans in more than 25 states and providing strategic guidance to state governments to help them develop effective Medicaid solutions.  Mr. Layton’s entrepreneurial and creative mindset have driven new and innovative products and been a catalyst of the company’s expansion and strong and sustained growth.

Prior to joining Centene, Mr. Layton ran a managed care consulting firm and created and managed a diverse group of healthcare companies including vision and dental provider Avesis and Absolute Care Medical Centers.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Layton received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.