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Education

A graduate of Arizona State University, Phil Davis received a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Career

Davis is president and chief operating officer of Wellmark of South Dakota Inc., dba Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota. He began his Blue Cross and Blue Shield career in 1973, where he served in various management positions with South Dakota Blue Shield. In 1995, he was named president and chief executive officer of South Dakota Blue Shield. Following the Iowa/South Dakota merger in 1996, he served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Wellmark of South Dakota until assuming his new duties in 1999. He was named president and CEO of First Administrators Inc. in June, 2012.

In addition to his current work duties, Davis is very active within the Sioux Falls community having served on the board of several organizations, including the American Lung Association of South Dakota and the Center for Active Generations. He has also served on the boards of South Dakota Symphony, the Wegner Health Science Information Center and the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Davis also has been active in the Sioux Empire United Way.

In 2003, he was appointed by Governor Mike Rounds to serve on the South Dakota Health Care Commission.