Sheila Savageau is the U.S. Healthcare Leader at General Motors. Sheila has been with General Motors since November 2013 and is responsible for U.S. healthcare benefits plan design strategy and policy for hourly and salaried employees. Sheila has been instrumental in establishing and executing the healthcare benefits strategy for General Motors and managing over $1B in annual expense. Sheila is an advocate for improving experience, engagement and efficiencies across the healthcare industry. Sheila is an active member of other employer coalitions, including National Business Group on Health, the ERISA Industry Committee and American Benefits Council.
Prior to joining General Motors, Sheila spent nine years at Ingersoll Rand leading strategy, design and implementation of new initiatives and managing benefits programs for 60,000 employees globally, Sheila is an accomplished Global Benefits leader. She was instrumental in contributing to Ingersoll Rand’s bottom line by effectively finding ways to help meet company productivity goals while maintaining a competitive and robust benefits offering. Sheila led the Benefits Integration team in a merger acquisition, resulting in approximately $60M dollars in benefit program savings over three years, while achieving high employee engagement.
Sheila has over 20 years of experience with manufacturing, retail and insurance industries in the areas of finance, operations, design strategy and vendor management related to global benefit plans.