Kirsten Gorsuch | Influence 100

Kirsten Gorsuch

Chief Communications Officer



Kirsten Gorsuch is the chief communications officer for UnitedHealthcare. In this role, she oversees a team that develops and implements communications strategies “to enhance and protect UnitedHealthcare’s reputation, create a more favorable business environment and strengthen employee engagement,” according to the company’s website. She reports into CEO Dirk McMahon and sits on the company’s executive council.

Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Gorsuch was senior vice president of external affairs for Blue Shield of California where she was responsible for corporate communications, government affairs, alliance management, corporate social responsibility and community relations. Before that, she was head of corporate communications at Medtronic. Prior to her corporate roles, Kirsten was senior vice president at Ketchum and GCI Group.