Jeffrey H. Margolis Receives AJC Award
The College of Business proudly acknowledges Jeffrey H. Margolis '84, alumnus and friend, for receiving the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, to be awarded June 23, 2009.
Margolis is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the TriZetto Group, Inc., headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Trizetto is the largest supplier of information technology to the U.S. healthcare insurance industry; its solutions touch approximately half of the U.S. population and are used by nine out of ten of the country’s largest payers and nearly two-thirds of the nation’s BlueCross BlueShield organizations.
Over a 25-year career dedicated to improving the U.S. healthcare system, Margolis has earned broad recognition as a futurist and advocate for the innovative application of information technology to all areas of the healthcare industry. Before founding TriZetto, Margolis served as Chief Information Officer of FHP International Corp., TakeCare, Inc. and CompreCare, Inc. after starting his career in the management information systems consulting group of the organization now known as Accenture.
In addition to his professional achievements, Margolis serves the national and local communities in numerous capacities, including President of Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach and member of the Rose Project Advisory Counsel for the Jewish Federation and Hillel Advisory Board. Margolis also serves on the National Board for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, the Board of Directors of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, the Advisory Board of the University of California at Irvine’s Center for Healthcare Management & Policy and on the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health, Wharton School of Business, the University of Illinois and many other venues.
Through his family’s generosity, College of Business students at the University of Illinois benefit from the Margolis Market Information Lab located in the new Business Instructional Facility. Here students interact with state-of-the-art electronic sources of financial and investment data and analytical software platforms. For more information, visit the MIL website.
The Institute of Human Relations National Human Relations Award
The Institute of Human Relations of the American Jewish Committee works through the AJC chapters in more than 80 principal cities, with members in 32 chapters across the country and offices in Washington, New York, Jerusalem, Berlin and Poland, administering an expansive national and international program. Founded in 1906, the AJC is this country’s pioneering human relations organization.
AJC’s Institute of Human Relations conducts research, education and training in the broad areas of urban and intergroup affairs including interreligious programs, cultural diversity, extremism and social welfare. Its staff is comprised of specialists in community relations, education, law, social sciences, research, social work, religion and communications.
The National Human Relations Award is presented to leaders of business and civic communities who, with their skills, influence and dedication, have demonstrated their profound commitment to preserving our heritage and democracy.