Full Name
Thomas Grote
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer
Speaker Bio
Tom Grote leads the Banner|Aetna joint venture as Chief Executive Officer. He’s responsible for building a more sustainable model of care enhanced by a unique member experience for members in Arizona, improving product offerings while lowering costs and creating a clinically connected network and growing Banner|Aetna’s footprint throughout the state. Before becoming the CEO of BannerlAetna, Grote managed operations of Aetna’s Arizona and New Mexico markets. He also oversaw the west territory markets, including California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.
Before moving to Arizona, Grote served as president of Aetna's Capitol market from 2010-2015. This market includes Maryland, DC, and Virginia.
Grote joined Aetna in 1987 as an employee benefits representative. He’s held a variety of sales and profit and loss management roles throughout his 30-year career. Grote graduated from the University of Notre Dame. There, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Finance. And in 1988, he received his Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation.
Thomas Grote