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John Orner

John Orner

Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

Highmark Health

The senior vice president and chief investment officer leads the Treasury Services Division for the entire Highmark enterprise, including but not limited to the management of over $25 billion in corporate and pension assets, corporate insurance risk and captive risk portfolios and public and private debt portfolios of over $1 billion.

Orner began working for Highmark and serving in his current position in July 2021.

He said with over 30 years of experience in his profession, nothing has made him more proud than building world-class teams that are agile, progressive and execution-oriented; culminating in notable accomplishments that include record-setting sale/leaseback deals, first-ever private placement debt deals, captive insurance company formations and ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

His most important life lesson: “This answer is easy, treat others how you would want to be treated; with respect, dignity, honor and an open mind and an open heart. Listen more than you speak and act more than you react,” Orner said.

He said he and his wife and are blessed to have three wonderful children (and now three wonderful spouses, grandchildren and lots of dogs) with whom we enjoy spending time; mostly traveling (which we miss dearly because of COVID), boating, skiing, snowmobiling and golfing.

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