John E. Littel

John E. Littel

Mr. Littel is the President of Magellan of Virginia and Chief External Affairs Officer for Magellan Health.  Prior to joining Magellan, he served as Executive Vice President for External Affairs at Amerigroup Corporation, until that company was acquired by Anthem, then served as an Interim Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Anthem; he was responsible for growth and business development, including public policy, government relations and advocacy, sales and marketing, and eBusiness, and led Amerigroup's social responsibility initiatives and corporate communications. Previously, he has served at the federal and state government levels, including as the Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia and as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy. He has taught government, politics and communications at the graduate level, and has also served as a member of the William & Mary Public Policy Board of Advisors. Mr. Littel earned his bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Scranton and J.D. from The Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.  Mr. Littel previously served on the Boards of the Family and Children's Trust Fund Board, Virginia's family violence prevention agency, and ForKids, a program for homeless families in Hampton Roads and, currently, on The Gloucester Institute, a leadership initiative for young African-Americans based at Robert Russa Moton’s historic home.  A former rower, Mr. Littel is active as a licensed referee for USRowing.  Mr. Littel was appointed to the Board of Visitors in 2012 and reappointed in 2016.  He serves as chair of the Richard Bland College Committee, and vice chair of the Committee on Strategic Initiatives and New Ventures.

Email: jlittel@wm.edu