John Littel

Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Magellan Healthcare

As senior vice president of external affairs, John Littel shapes the business development, communications and government relations strategies for Magellan. He provides insights that help the company navigate the evolving marketplace as well as enable new market and product entry in support of overall growth objectives.

Prior to joining Magellan, Littel served as interim senior vice president of government affairs for WellPoint, where he reorganized the public affairs efforts and led the integration of the newly-acquired Amerigroup team. For the preceding 12 years, he served as executive vice president of external affairs for Amerigroup, where he developed and managed a national public affairs program at the federal and state levels, and led the company’s growth and business development functions, including sales and marketing, eBusiness and corporate communications. Earlier in his career, he served as senior counsel at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and as the deputy secretary of health and human services in Virginia.

Littel received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and political science from the University of Scranton, and his law degree from the Columbus School of Law. He currently serves on the College of William and Mary’s Board of Visitors.