Craig Smith is President and CEO of the Driscoll Health Plan, returning in 2021 to South Texas and the Gulf Coast area to serve the people and communities where he was born and raised.
Prior to Driscoll, Craig spent several years working in managed care as a Regional Vice President of State Affairs, as President and CEO of a Washington state based MCO, and as a Market President leading health plans in both Washington state and Nevada.
Craig’s background in health stems from a decade of serving as policy advisor to multiple Texas State Senate and House legislative officials. In that capacity, he was integrally involved in sweeping healthcare initiatives like creation of the state’s first public educator health insurance program and CHIP eligibility reform. He brings a wealth of diversity in professional experience, having also worked in law, architecture and public education reform.
Craig holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center, a Master of Architecture from the University of Houston, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas.