Don Lightfoot, MBA, CEBS, IHM
Chief Executive Officer

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After more than 30 years as a senior executive with major health insurance companies and benefit consulting firms, founded The Grant Group, an employee benefits marketing company.

He is credited with the marketing of more employee benefit programs to Global 500 companies (70+ F500 clients), unions (UAW) and other large organizations, including governmental entities (U.S. Marine Corps, State of Michigan and the AARP).

Throughout his successful career, Don marketed and sold the first PPO and the first Group Legal programs in America while with Prudential Group, to the Chrysler Corporation. He also marketed the first Health Risk Appraisal to General Motors, which was the genesis of wellness programs in America. Don initiated the marketing of the first major Telemedicine program in America to the 110,000 employees of Hilton Hotels Worldwide.

In 2005, Don addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations on Global Telemedicine to the Heads of State and the 190 Ambassadors.

And recently addressed them again in September, 2018, and again in 2019 to the 400+ Global CEO’s of the Private Sector Forum of the UN, on the subject of Global Wellness and Global Happiness.

Part of this address presented a Wellness Program for guests of hotels and resorts called Hospitality Wellness Program which provides a solution for the number one concern guests have when visiting any property...”What happens if I, or a member of my family, get sick or injured while there...?”

As Chief Marketing Officer for two prosperous startups (UltraLink and eBenX), both health care administration companies, he was a driver for a successful $Billion IPO.

Most recently, Don has consulted with companies, especially those in the hospitality sector, who want to enhance their wellness brand. He has partnered with Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Disney Hotels, Bass Hotels and several Hawaiian hotels in the past...so he understands the hospitality sector.

We are now active members of the following prestigious hospitality associations: American Hotel & Lodging Association, Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association, International Luxury Hotel Association and Hawai’i Tourist & Lodging Association.

Don's military service includes proudly serving as a decorated U.S. Marine Corps Sniper and he traces his American Indian heritage to the Blackfoot Tribe.

Partnered with:
  • Hilton Hotels Worldwide
  • Disney Hotels
  • Bass Hotels (Holiday Inns)
  • Hawaiian Hotels...Halekulani Hotel, Kona Village Resort, Hilton Hawaii Village Resort
  • Europe...Hotel Grand Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy; Hotel Des Indes, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Mexico...Presidente Hotel, Cozumel
  • Tahiti...Hotel Bora Bora, Bora Bora, Tahiti
  • Doubletree Hotels
  • Diamond Resorts, Vegas
  • Desert Inn, Vegas
  • Riviera Hotel, Vegas
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC
  • Carlyle Hotel, NYC
  • Plaza Hotel, NYC
  • Intercontinental Hotel, Los Angeles
  • Ritz Carleton, Marina del Rey, CA
  • Malliohana Resort, Anguilla, Caribbean
  • Grand Hotel, Firenze, Italy
  • Addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations on Global Wellness and Wellbeing...twice...2005 and 2018.
  • Addressed the Private Sector Forum of the United Nations made up of Global Fortune 500 CEO’s, Heads of State and UN Ambassadors on Global Wellness in Tourism, September, 2019...included CEO’s of Hilton, Marriott, Dorchester, Halekalani Hotels, and hotel management companies.
Luminaries and Advisors for Hospitality Wellness Group
  • Madam Gloria Kins, mentioned by the New York Times recently as the Most Powerful Person in the World...and who has incredible very high level connections throughout America and internationally.
  • Chip Rogers, CEO of the prestigious American Hotel & Lodging Association (pending).
  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the most respected and connected international hero who was the first to walk on another planet with Neil Armstrong.
  • Michael Gorton, MS, JD, recognized pioneer of telemedicine who led telehealth giant Teladoc to literally create an industry in America and beyond, which brought to reality his vision for telehealth to answer patient needs for rapid and improved access to high quality, affordable care.
  • Marine 4-Star General, Head of CENTCOM, and former Secretary of Defense James Mattis, the highest regarded military staff officer in America...and around the world.
  • Dr. Richard R. Kelley, chairman of Outrigger Enterprises, Inc., has made profound contributions to developing Hawaii’s visitor and hospitality industry for many years...helping to “bring the world to Hawai’i.” For many he is known as Mr. Hawai’i.
  • Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of Diriyah Development Authority, Vice Chairman of FORBES Travel Guide, HOTEL 2021 Hotelier of the World, and regarded as one of the world’s greatest hospitality visionaries, and the undisputed No. 1 Hotelier.
  • Ms Shannon McCallum, Chairwoman of the prestigious Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association Foundation and former President of Aria Resort & Casino in Vegas. Shannon is considered the most respected executive in the hospitality sector in Vegas...and she was awarded the Hotelier of the Year in Vegas...!
  • Ed Mady, Western Regional VP of Dorchester, which includes the world renowned Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel Air. Ed was also awarded the prestigious Hotelier of the Year in the World in 2018...and one of the top 25 leaders in LA. (Pending...!)

OUR VALUED GLOBAL PARTNERS

Our partners work for guests and employees...with or without traditional healthcare benefits...and provide high-quality, convenient 24/7 access to board-certified doctors and reliable information when they're sick.
Making a unique impact around the world, 24/7

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  • Engagement 17x

    more utilization than traditional telemedicine solutions