Michael J. Critelli Former chairman, Pitney Bowes and National Urban League

Michael J. Critelli is the President and CEO of Dossia Service Corporation, which provides patient-controlled health records. He is also a principal of Gyre Entertainment, a newly formed entertainment production and distribution company focused on urban contemporary films, and has recently completed principal photography on a feature film From the Rough, targeted for Fall, 2011, theatrical release.

He retired from Pitney Bowes at the end of 2008 after a nearly 30-year career, during which he served as Chairman for 12 years and CEO for 11 years. He distinguished himself as a company, industry, and technology leader, and a leader in health care transformation, diversity, sustainable transportation and environmental strategies, and business ethics. He led the mailing industry’s drive toward comprehensive postal reform legislation. He also has been a driver of technological innovation, and has been awarded nine U.S. patents for mailing technology.

He was the Chairman of the National Urban League board of trustees from 2002 through 2007 and won numerous individual and company awards for leadership in equal opportunity. He is also an innovator in employer-based health programs, having created a “culture of health” at Pitney Bowes that simultaneously improved employee satisfaction and health and reduced the rate of health care cost increases. His Pitney Bowes work was captured in a Harvard Business School study authored by Dr. Michael Porter and published in January, 2009.

He is also a member of the for-profit boards of Eaton Corporation, Navigenics, and Mollen Immunization Clinics, and the non-profit boards of RAND Health Advisors, the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care, and the Boston University Medical School Dean’s Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Executive Advisory Boards for Opera Solutions, a predictive data analytics company, Alexander Proudfoot, and Booz Allen’s federal health practice.

He has spoken at the World Economic Forum, and at numerous venues here in the United States, including Harvard University, the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, and the Yale School of Management. The web site Healthspottr.com named him as one of the top 100 Future Thinkers on health and health care in 2009. He publishes a blog at www.mikecritelli.com.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in Communications and Political Science in 1970 and from Harvard Law School with a J.D. cum laude in 1974.