Steve Neeleman

Vice Chair

Appointed in 2023.

Dr. Stephen Neeleman is the Founder and Vice Chairman of HealthEquity.
Steve founded HealthEquity in 2002 with the vision to repair the fractured relationship
between patients and their physicians and help more people obtain quality health insurance by
re-introducing consumerism to healthcare. Steve is the co-author of The Complete HSA
Guidebook—How to Make Health Savings Accounts Work for You.

Steve was appointed by Utah’s Governor to serve as a board member of HIP Utah, Utah’s high-
risk insurance pool. He also serves on the Council for Affordable Health Insurance HSA Working
Group, and on America’s Health Insurance Plans’ HSA Leadership Council.

Prior to his medical training, Steve worked as the General Airport Manager for Morris Air
(later acquired by Southwest Airlines), based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He helped combine
efficiency, technology, and excellent customer service to succeed in a rocky industry. This
innovative business model allowed Morris Air to rise above financially struggling competitors.
Steve’s goal is to use this model to help save another struggling industry—healthcare.

Steve completed his undergraduate degree and played football at Utah State University.
He attended medical school at the University of Utah and completed his surgical training at the
University of Arizona. He also served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of