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-Sharecare 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 focused on diabetes treatment to the number one independent population health management company in the world. During his tenure there, he built Healthways with key acquisitions, including Health Management, Status One, Care Steps, My HealthIQ, First Opinion, Health Honors and Navvis Consulting. An authentic visionary and relentless innovator, he scaled massive growth by leveraging state-of-the-art technology infrastructure. Among his many accomplishments prior to joining Blue Zones, Ben co-founded both the Blue Zones Project and the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index innovations.

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