Stephen B. Bonner

  • Title: Entrepreneur in Residence at the Harvard Business School and former CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Industry: Healthcare
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Mr. Bonner joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in 1999 as President and Chief Executive Officer and has served as a member of the CTCA Board since 1996. In July, 2013, he assumed the new role as Executive Chairman for CTCA, and completed his role as a CTCA Executive on February 1, 2014.

In September, 2014, he accepted an appointment as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School’s Rock Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. He mentors students on health care, health policy, and health care innovation, and also co-taught four courses on healthcare innovation.

A passionate advocate of patient-centric, quality-driven healthcare, he has championed putting patients in control of their own medical decisions by empowering them with comprehensive, unbiased information about their medical conditions. Mr. Bonner’s commitment to unsurpassed patient care has recently earned him a place on Modern Healthcare magazine’s prestigious list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare”.

Prior to CTCA, Mr. Bonner served as executive vice president of Keyport Life Insurance Company. Before that he served as president, Construction Information Group of The McGraw-Hill Companies; and vice president, Individual Insurance Services of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, New Jersey, where he created Prudential’s consumer banking operation.

Prior to that, Mr. Bonner was president, National Liberty Corporation Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; executive vice president and general counsel of Capital Holding Corporation; and served in various Law Department functions at The Prudential.

He currently serves as a Lifetime Trustee of the American Architectural Foundation; as the Chairman of the Board of William Mitchell College of Law; Director of the Tennis Opportunity Program, as well as a Director of Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Eastern Regional Medical Center; Southeastern Regional Medical Center; and Western Regional Medical Center; and as a Trustee of Lincoln Park Zoo.

Mr. Bonner earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Amherst College and a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.

He and his wife, Lisa, live in Chicago with their children, Mark and Alexis. He also is the father of Ted, Ann and Leslie.