Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Craig Wilson

Meet Craig

With more than 25 years of experience in the legal field, Craig has worked as a senior business executive, general counsel, corporate counsel, and prior to moving to an inhouse role, worked in private practice as a commercial litigator. Craig has deep experience in leading legal departments and using his industry knowledge to develop business strategies that have enabled companies to succeed in ever-changing and dynamic environments. Prior to joining HealthEdge, Craig served as General Counsel of Envision Healthcare Corporation, a national healthcare company and hospital-based medical group for ten years, where he filled a role as the key legal advisor on major business transactions, and prior to becoming General Counsel, was Corporate Counsel for Envision and its physician services operations.  Craig also is past president and current board member of SungateKids, a child advocacy center in the Denver metro area which provides forensic interviewing and counseling services to children who have been victims of abuse and abuse prevention services to elementary school children in the Denver area.  He earned a Juris Doctor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Political Science, at William Jewell College.

 

5 Things You Didn't Know About Craig

My first job...

Hauling hay for farmers in rural Missouri.  It taught me two things:  1.  The virtue of hard work; and 2. That I needed to go to school and so I could figure out some way to earn a living that didn’t involve 100 degree heat and manual labor.

My first concert...  

Boston, at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO.

Currently at the top of my bucket list...

Fly fishing in Alaska for monster rainbow trout and steelhead

Something about me that might surprise you...

 

I worked 3 summers in a funeral home while in college and lived in an apartment above the funeral home.

Hidden talent...

Cooking barbecue. Along with a neighbor, I compete in Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) professional barbecue competitions and we have qualified for the World Series of Barbecue 3 years in a row.