Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Marianne Short has more than 35 years of legal experience. She was the first female managing partner at Dorsey & Whitehead and served for years as a judge in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In 2013 she made the transition to corporate law and joined UnitedHealth Group. Marianne also volunteers at a legal aid clinic and serves on the board of Boston College, among other community-oriented activities.
UnitedHealth Group has a Diversity and Inclusion Council that directs diversity initiatives for its employers, suppliers, and customers. UnitedHealth has also created many community-based diversity programs, including the Diverse Scholars Initiatives and a Health Equity Services Program. UnitedHealth was named an LCLD Most Active Member Corporation in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Learning Experience (2014)
2019: Tara Johnson, Mikiesha Mayes; 2018: Tiffanea Anne Mulder, Otis Maynard; 2017: Faraz Choudhry, Fallon DePina Banks; 2016: Marlon D. Cush, Candy Bajwa Olson; 2015: Damien Bass, Nicole Simone Dumangane; 2014: Christopher Kennard Richardson, Amy L. Schneider; 2013: Ranga Nutakki, Denise V. Zamore; 2012: Jaimala Pai, Kinshasa K. Williams Bass; 2011: Teonta Williams
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2019: Noah Cozad; 2017: Muteeat Lawal; 2016: Teng Ge; 2015: Julia Peng; 2014: Samuel N. Edandison; 2013: Paul Arce, Roma Patel; 2012: Anthony Begon, Sarvesh Desai, Bryan Smith, Nick Thelemaque
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Member: Marianne Short
Diversity Professional: Dannette Smith
Communications: Barbara J. Gustafson