Eileen Smith

Eileen Smith

Eileen Smith

Eileen Smith is the communications director of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, one of the most interesting jobs on the planet. The Council brings together competing health insurance companies to work on things that are more important than competition: making sure all Minnesotans get care not only today but in the future as well. It’s Eileen’s responsibility to help colleagues talk about how decisions made in our national and state capitols change health insurance here; gather and analyze local data and package it so it’s understandable; and serve as a resource for local and national media on almost every topic that’s related to health care.

Before joining the Council in March 2000, Eileen served director of communications for Independent School District 622, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale where she was a member of the district’s leadership team and led communications for the district and foundation.