Edward Netter

Co-founder and Founding President

Mr. Edward Netter was Chairman of Independence Holding Company, a NYSE-listed life and health insurance holding company, and Chairman of the Executive Committee and a director of The Aristotle Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer and global distributor serving the education, health, medical technology and agriculture markets. He was Chairman and CEO of Geneve Corporation, a private diversified holding company which has a controlling interest in IHC and Aristotle.

In 1971, Mr. Netter, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, organized the predecessor company to Geneve after serving as an Executive Officer, Director and principal of the investment firm of CBWL-Hayden Stone.

In addition to serving on the National Advisory Board of The Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn, Mr. Netter was a member of the President’s Advisory Council of The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation which aims to recruit outstanding students to pursue teaching as a career and a trustee of Thanks to Scandinavia, an organization which provides scholarships to international students.

Mr. Netter was engaged in a number of other philanthropic activities relating to education, science and human services and, in 2006, was elected to the Business Leader Hall of Fame at Quinnipiac University.  Quinnipiac’s School of Medicine is made possible by Mr. Netter in honor of his first cousin, Dr. Frank H. Netter, the noted surgeon and renowned medical illustrator.  Edward was presented posthumously an honorary doctorate degree from Quinnipiac University in 2013.