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James Woods McLane

James Woods McLane, American healthcare executive.


  • McLane, James Woods was born on January 27, 1939 in New Canaan, Connecticut, United States. Son of William Lawrence and Elizabeth Fish (Benjamin) McLane.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1961. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1967.


    • Consultant Booz, Allen & Hamilton, New York City, 1967-1969. Executive assistant to secretary Department of Health, Washington, 1969-1970. Staff assistant to President United States, White House, 1971-1972.

      Deputy director Cost of Living Council, Washington, 1972-1974. Vice president merchant banking group Citibank (National Association), New York City, 1974-1979, senior vice president and head corporation finance division, 1980-1983. Senior vice president, managing director Citicorp International Bank Ltd., 1983-1984.

      Head Europe, Middle East, Africa div (Global Investment Bank), London, 1983-1984. President, chief executive officer Citicorp Insurance Group Inc., 1985-1991. Division executive Citibank Global Insurance Division, 1985-1991, Capital Investments Division, 1988-1990.

      Chief executive officer Aetna Health Plans, Hartford, Connecticut, 1991-1996. Group executive Aetna Life & Casualty, 1992-1993, executive vice president, 1993-1996. President chief operating officer NovaCare Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, since 1997.

      Chairman AMBAC, Inc., AMBAC Indemnity, Capital Markets Assurance Corporation, Citicorp Insurance (United States of America) Inc., Citicorp Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd. Board directors Citicorp Insurance Brokers Ltd., 1986-1991, Nova Care, Inc., 1997, FemRx, Inc., 1997-1998, Alignis, Inc., since 1997.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Chairman Outward Bound United States of America, 1993-1996, executive committee, since 1996. Trustee Old State House Association, Jackson Hole Group, 1992-1996, St. George's School, 1981-1985. Member executive committee Health Leadership Council, 1996.

    Campaign manager Massachusetts Governor Sargent's Reelection Campaign, 1970. Member honorary degrees committee Yale University, 1973-1974. Board directors, 1st vice president, campaign chairman Greenwich (Connecticut) Health Association, 1981-1983.

    Elder Brick Church, New York City, 1988-1991. With United States Navy, 1961-1965, Vietnam. Member Yale Club of New York, Twin Lakes Beach Club, Hartford Golf Club.


    • Married Fay Sargent, April 27, 1963 (divorced 1980). Children– James Woods, Benjamin Sargent. Married Nancy Coe, May 5, 1984.

      1 child, Joshua Coe.
    • father: William Lawrence McLane
    • mother: Elizabeth Fish (Benjamin) McLane
    • spouses: Fay Sargent
    • Nancy Coe
    • children: James Woods McLane
    • Benjamin Sargent McLane
    • Joshua Coe McLane
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