Meet The Developers

James K. Thomson
During a 25-year career at Deere & Co., Jim managed operations of John Deere Healthcare, Deere's managed care subsidiary. One of the original developers who designed an eight-state, multi-delivery system organization starting with $3.5 million in capital, he has extensive knowledge of and experience with underwriting, contracting and physician relations issues. He has played an active role in the national industry organizations, and, during his leadership at John Deere Healthcare, Consumer Reports Magazine named that organization the leading HMO nationwide in customer satisfaction.
G. Michael Hammes
President of the John Deere Health Plans for eight years and with a total of more than 30 years' experience in HMOs, Mike has built a highly regarded career in HMO management and development. He led the Deere Health Plans through a period of record growth and profit. In addition, he provided management and strategic direction for Family Health Systems of Wisconsin, guiding that organization through a successful sale of affiliated health plans and assets.