Paul Campbell

Clinical Associate Professor, Kellogg Public-Private Initiative (KPPI) Executive Director, Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK). at Kellogg School of Management


Kellogg School of Management

Silos drive me crazy. Decades of experience across overlapping and interconnected disciplines and cultures – government, business, law, and academia has taught me cross-stakeholder collaboration will build innovative and sustainable solutions.

I started my career as a federal agent investigating public corruption and procurement fraud. I served as a prosecutor and then in private practice representing businesses as a Partner at DLA Piper.

To build on my business experience, I earned my MBA at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. I then joined the leadership team of Central Management Services (CMS), a $12B state agency in Illinois. As Director, we built many successful cross-sector partnerships and worked to institutionalize private sector best practices into government operations.

In 2007, I returned to the private sector with UnitedHealthcare to build a new business-to-government (B2G) capability for state and local government. A government relations role working nationally on political, business and legal issues. I also worked as a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, began teaching as an adjunct professor at Kellogg and finally became full-time faculty and Executive Director of Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK) in 2019.

Healthcare is an interconnected web of public and private payers, providers and producers all operating within layers of government regulation. We teach students and practitioners to make better decisions by understanding the wider organizational, strategic and market ecosystem.

My work as a federal agent, prosecutor, commercial litigator, state chief administrative officer, director with UnitedHealthcare, a senior fellow at UPenn, and now Executive Director of Healthcare at Kellogg and Clinical Associate Professor helps me understand the intricacies of the public-private nature of healthcare.


  • MBA, 2000, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
  • JD, 1992, Law, John Marshall Law School, cum laude
  • BS, 1984, Marquette University

Professional Experience

  • Director, United Healthcare, 2007-2019
  • Senior Fellow, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania, 2013-present
  • Director, Illinois Department of Central Management Services, 2005-2007
  • Assistant Director, Illinois Department of Central Management Services, 2003-2005
  • Partner, DLA Piper, 2000-2003
  • Senior Associate, DLA Piper, 1997-1999
  • Litigation Associate, Ungaretti & Harris, 1994-1994
  • Assistant State's Attorney, Illinois State's Attorney's Office, 1996-1997
  • Litigation Associate, Adler, Kaplan & Begy, 1991-1994
  • Special Agent, General Services Administration, 1986-1990

Courses Taught

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