Office of the Chief Executive, 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 Top Performer in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2020.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Learning Experience (2014)
2021: Chasity Roberts, Linhda Nguyen; 2020: Nia Jenkins, Nadia Hasan; 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
2021: Sarah Cohen, Wills Layton; 2020: Eden Faure; 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: 2020, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Member: Marianne Short
Diversity Professional: Dannette Smith
Communications: Barbara J. Gustafson