Ronald S. Leopold, MD, MBA, MPH

Summary Dr. Leopold provides strategic leadership in: 

• Medical cost reduction and health risk mitigation strategies; 

• High Cost Claimants and New Medical Technologies; 

• Clinical and population help data analytics; 

• Employer health and productivity. 

As a credentialed and experienced professional, Dr. Leopold brings credibility and a breadth of knowledge as a consultant, client advocate, and marketplace spokesperson. He is an industry thought leader in medical costs, employee benefits and health and productivity. He works with Lockton account teams and employers using Infolock data analytics to help identify trends and identify medical cost solutions. 

Dr. Leopold has additional expertise on a variety of benefits-related topics, including the strategic value of employee benefits, the four generations in the workplace, the value of financial wellness and the implications of health reform for the benefits community. 

His  book on the future of employee benefits entitled The Benefits Edge: Honing the Competitive Value of Employee Benefits has been described as a blueprint for benefits in the decade of healthcare reform. He is also the author of A Year in the Life of a Million American Workers, an almanac of absence data, in addition to numerous by-lined articles in the benefits media. 


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Lockton Benefit Group 

Chief Medical Officer (2016-Present)

Strategic Practice Leadership for Lockton’s Health Risk Solutions 

  • Provide guidance to employer clients on ways to lower medical plan costs through managing and improving health. 
  • Development of the InfoLock clinical and population health data analytics reporting capabilities 
  • Provide internal clinical and industry expertise, authority, and advocacy. 
  • Develop enterprise risk products and services – medical, workers’ comp, absence management, total productivity (consulting services and products). 
  • Develop Global Wellness capabilities.  

Public Spokesperson for Health Risk and Medical Cost Solutions 

  • Speak at client seminars, industry forums, or other engagements to promote Health Risk Solutions. 
  • Write and publish white papers focused on innovative ways to improve health and engage people in making sustained changes to improve their health. Client/Prospect Services.
  • Meet with our prospects and Provide marketing support both in the pre-sale and ongoing client management functions.

Willis Towers Watson 

National Practice Leader, Health Outcomes (2014 - 2016) 


  • Organize and deploy National Practice Health Outcomes solutions in:  population health behaviors; targeting identified risks in a population; and improving access to care.
  • Design and coordinate go-to-market consultation process, tools and capabilities.
  • Grow the Practice’s vendor relationships in wellness, telemedicine, onsite health capabilities, medical transparency and disease management.
  • Strengthen Willis clinical data analytics and reporting.
  • Strengthen Willis’ health and productivity consulting capabilities.
  • Provide senior level strategic and clinical consultation for Willis clients in prevention, wellness, health and productivity and population health initiatives.
  • Deliver data-driven recommendations for employer-sponsored populations in the areas of wellness, incentives disease management, case management, and access to care.
  • Deliver keynote addresses at national and regional conferences in employee benefits and health and productivity. 

Wells Fargo Insurance Services 

Senior Vice President, National Practice Leader: Health & Productivity  2012 -  2014 

  • Responsible for driving the Wells Fargo National Practice as a thought leader in Population
  • Health and Employee Benefits.
  • Deliver national and regional presentations on topical issues in human capital, health and
  • productivity and financial wellness.
  • Provide senior level strategic and clinical consultation for Wells Fargo clients in prevention, wellness, health and productivity and population health initiatives.
  • Organize and deploy National Practice Health Solutions capabilities to the Wells Fargo Insurance Services enterprise.

MetLife Vice President, National Med Dir 

1999 -  2012 


  • Led industry thought leadership for MetLife’s U.S. Business, focusing on health, wealth and employee benefits.
  • Publication of MetLife’s Annual Employee Trends Study.
  • Frequent keynote public speaker at industry conferences, trade associations and educational events in employee benefits, and health and productivity.
  • Represented MetLife on the Executive Board of Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and Disability Management Employers’ Coalition (DMEC). Served as MetLife representative to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
  • Authored The Benefits Edge: Honing the Competitive Value of Employee Benefits, 2009.
  • Authored A Year in the Life of a Million American Workers, a visual almanac of absence management and disability data.
  • Represented private disability insurers on the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Improving the Social Security Administration’s Disability Decision Process.
  • Developed MetLife’s proprietary disability durations guidelines based on multi-year claims experience analysis.



Boston University 

MPH, Population Health 

The Wharton School 

MBA, Health Care 

Thomas Jefferson University 

Medical Doctor

Emory University 

Bachelors of Science

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