ben leedle

Ben R. Leedle, Jr.


  • Former CEO and President of Healthways, Inc.
  • Transformed small business into world’s top population health management company
  • Co-founder, Blue Zones Project
  • Co-founder, Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

Visionary leader in transforming population health.

Ben is a transformative business leader who was the President and CEO of Healthways, Inc. from 2003 to 2015. He is broadly recognized as the driving force behind transforming that company from a small business to the number one independent population health management company in the world. Among his many accomplishments prior to joining Blue Zones, Ben co-founded both the Blue Zones Project and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index innovations.

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