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Errol L. Pierre

Senior Vice President of State Programs, Healthfirst

Dr. Errol L. Pierre is a business executive, healthcare strategist, public speaker, professor, and author.

He currently serves as the Senior Vice President of State Programs, at Healthfirst, the largest non-profit health plan in New York. He is also the former Chief Operating Officer of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, the largest for-profit health plan in New York.

Errol graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration He later obtained a master’s degree in Health Policy and Financial Management from New York University and completed his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

He is also an adjunct professor at New York University, Columbia University, and Baruch College teaching Health Economics and Health Transformation.

Errol is an avid art collector buying and promoting art from the Haitian and African Diaspora. In 2017, he was the executive producer of a documentary film entitled “1804: The Hidden History of Haiti”, directed by Tariq Nasheed.

In his new book, The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color, Dr. Pierre delivers a pragmatic and actionable guide to help underrepresented individuals from all ethnic backgrounds achieve their professional goals and elevate their careers in today’s virtual workplace. It will be published by Wiley with a December 13, 2022.