Dr. Errol L. Pierre

SpecialityExecutive and Author
business executive, healthcare strategist, public speaker, professor, and author

Dr. Errol L. Pierre is a business executive, healthcare strategist, public speaker, professor, and author. He currently serves as a senior executive of the largest non-profit health plan in New York. He is also the former Chief Operating Officer of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, the largest for-profit health plan in New York.

Errol graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He later obtained a master’s degree in Health Policy and Financial Management from New York University and completed his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College focusing on Health Economics.

He is a professor at Baruch College, Columbia University, and New York University, teaching Health Economics and Health Transformation and serves on a number of boards including the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and MediNova.

In his new book, The Way Up: Climbing the Corporate Mountain as a Professional of Color, Dr. Pierre delivers a pragmatic and actionable guide to help underrepresented individuals from all ethnic backgrounds achieve their professional goals and elevate their careers in today’s virtual workplace. The book takes a step-by-step approach to understanding the skills and strategies required to move from entry-level and middle management roles to the executive ranks. It is published by Wiley and set to release on December 13, 2022.

The Summit is put on by the Black Professionals Netwok (BPN) a 501C3 social learning organization focused on furthering the goals of our professionals. Our mission is simple – reduce the career achievemnet gap for professionals of color by providing them access to resources and opportunities for their overall success.