Jared Short is chief executive officer of Cambia Health Solutions, a nonprofit total health solutions company dedicated to making health care simpler, better and more affordable for people and their families. He is passionate about innovations that make a difference in people’s health and lives.
At the heart of his vision is meeting members where they are on their health care journeys. He is building on the company’s 100-year-old legacy as a trusted health plan, facilitating collaborative partnerships between providers and patients, and strategically investing in like-minded companies through Echo Health Ventures to meet the needs of the approximately 3.1 million members we serve through our health plans in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Before Jared became Cambia's CEO in 2021, he drove innovation and performance across the organization as president and chief operating officer. Jared’s career with Cambia began in 1999, when he joined the company in a finance role. He moved briefly to BlueCross BlueShield of Montana, where he served as chief marketing and underwriting officer. Jared returned to Cambia in 2009 as president of Cambia’s regional health plan in Oregon.
Jared serves as chair of the board of directors for TriWest Healthcare Alliance and serves on the boards of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Prime Therapeutics and Echo Health Ventures. Jared also serves on the board of directors for the Portland Metropolitan Area Boys and Girls Clubs. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics and history from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.