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Robert E. Patricelli

Robert E. Patricelli, American health care company executive. Bar: New York 1967. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Wesleyan University, 1986; Fulbright scholar University Paris, 1962.


  • Patricelli, Robert E. was born on December 9, 1939 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Leonard J. and Lydia E. Patricelli.

  • Education

    • AB with high honors, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1961. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University, 1965.


    • White House fellow United States Department State, Washington, 1965-1966. Minority counsel United States Senate Subcommittee Employment, Manpower and Poverty, 1966-1969. Deputy assistant secretary, deputy undersecretary Department of Health, 1969-1971.

      Vice president Greater Hartford Process, Devco, Connecticut, 1971-1975. Administrator Urban Mass Transportation Administration, United States Department Transportation, Washington, 1975-1977. Vice president government relations CIGNA Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut, 1977-1979, vice president, senior vice president, executive vice president corporation services, 1979-1983, president affiliated business group, 1983-1986.

      Chairman, chief executive officer Value Health Inc., Avon, since 1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1967.


    Board directors Hartford Hospital, since 1994, Health Spring, Inc., 1994-1995. Board directors United States Chamber of Commerce, since 1990, chairman health and employee benefits committee, 1990-1994. Trustee Northeast Utilities Corporation, since 1993, Wesleyan University, since 1993.

    Member Institute of Medicine.


    • Married Margaret Patricelli. Children– Thomas, Alison.
    • father: Leonard J.
    • mother: Lydia E. Patricelli
    • spouse: Margaret Patricelli
    • children: Thomas Patricelli
    • Alison Patricelli
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    Born December 9, 1939