George Paz was the former chairman and CEO of Express Scripts, a Fortune 100 company and the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the US. He was also a former trustee of Washington University in St. Louis and a board member of Honeywell, Prudential Financial, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He died on October 23, 2022, at the age of 67. His family did not disclose the cause of his death but said he died unexpectedly.
a memorial service for Paz was expected in mid-November, though details had not been announced. He was remembered as a civic leader and a philanthropist who supported various causes, such as education, health care, and diversity. He also received several awards and honors for his business achievements and leadership.
Paz was the first Latino CEO of Express Scripts and one of the few Latino leaders in the corporate world. He was the grandson of Mexican immigrants and studied accounting at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He joined Express Scripts in 1998 as chief financial officer and became CEO in 2005. He retired in 2016 and became non-executive chairman. He was credited with transforming Express Scripts into a dominant player in the health care industry and creating thousands of jobs.