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THOMAS M. Moriarty is executive vice president, chief policy and external affairs officer and general counsel for CVS Health. Based at the company’s Woonsocket, Rhode Island headquarters, Moriarty is an accomplished business strategy, legal and policy executive who has held leadership positions at some of the largest and most innovative health care companies in the country.

In his current role at CVS Health, a Fortune 5 company with the mission of helping people on their path to better health, he is responsible for the brand and reputation strategy for the company in leading the external affairs function, which includes the corporate communications, policy and government affairs teams, as well as leading the legal and regulatory departments.

Moriarty has established himself as a trusted advisor within the company and is committed to evolving CVS Health’s role in the healthcare industry to make healthcare more accessible and affordable, and to deliver better outcomes for patients in the process. Leveraging the capabilities of his teams across the organization, he is consistently able to bring together the sometimes conflicting forces of law, policy, regulation and public opinion to create a unified strategy that advances the business on multiple levels.

Since joining CVS Health in 2012 as general counsel, Moriarty has taken on a number of additional responsibilities that have supported the significant growth and development of the organization.

Moriarty has served as CVS Health’s chief strategy officer, developing and executing the expansion of the company’s health care services beyond pharmacy and ultimately leading to the acquisition of Fortune 50 health insurer Aetna in 2018. Over the three years that he held this role, the company successfully acquired and integrated five publicly traded and privately held companies, including the strategy that led to the creation of Red Oak Sourcing, the global generics sourcing venture with Cardinal Health and largest sourcing entity of generic products in the U.S.

During this same period, Moriarty also served as chairman of Red Oak Sourcing, where he was responsible for the development of a long-term strategic plan to differentiate Red Oak with generic suppliers globally. Additionally, he led the Global Pharmaceutical Strategies group, as well as the Retail Networks team.

Moriarty is the recipient of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) 2021 Corporate Leadership Award for leadership in dispute prevention and resolution.

Moriarty earned an AB from Lafayette College, and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Moriarty and his wife Diane have three children. His mother was a native of Co. Mayo, and his father was from Co. Kerry.





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