OUR TEAM

Douglas B. Hughes, JD

Chief Operating Officer

Doug leads the company’s claims administration, legal, regulatory, and risk management functions. Since joining Inspirien’s executive team in 2014, he has applied his business acumen and legal expertise to successfully spearhead product development and marketing initiatives which garner new business and competitive positioning. Born, raised, and educated in Alabama, Doug holds a Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. He has been a member of the Alabama State Bar Association since 1985. Doug began his career as an accomplished healthcare attorney and was foundational to the growth of Coastal Insurance Company where he served in a leadership position on the company’s legal advisory team. His previous positions include General Counsel and Vice President & Compliance Officer for Eastern Health System and VP of Legal & Compliance for St. Vincent’s Health System in Birmingham. Among his numerous affiliations, Doug is a voting member of both the University of Alabama at Birmingham Institutional Review Board and the Healthsouth Institutional Review Committee. Doug’s previous experience as a client, along with his expertise in the legal and healthcare professions, lends focused leadership to the business operations team while upholding Inspirien’s customer-centric approach.

Our Leadership

Meet Inspirien’s management team. Industry veterans who think about possibilities, not probabilities.

Margaret M. Nekic
President/CEO

Douglas B. Hughes
Chief Operating Officer

Kathy Freyman 
Chief Innovation Officer

Brandon Driscoll
Chief Business Officer

Dawn Adams
Senior VP Operations