Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that David P. Thomas has been appointed Executive Vice President of Markets, for Centene, effective October 13, 2019. Mr. Thomas, who has served as Regional Senior Vice President of Centene and President and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelis Care, Centene’s New York subsidiary, will succeed Christopher D. Bowers, who is retiring. In his new role, Mr. Thomas will report to Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Centene. We appreciate Mr. Bowers willingness to postpone his retirement until the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.
“Mr. Thomas is a proven leader in our organization and has consistently demonstrated his commitment to ensuring access to the highest-quality care and service for members and communities in New York State,” said Mr. Neidorff. “He brings 25 years of industry expertise focused on strategic planning and operational excellence to this new role, and we are confident he will help lead our health plan market operations to new levels of growth and success.”
Mr. Neidorff continued, “On behalf of the Board and management team, I thank Mr. Bowers for his service and wish him the best in retirement. Mr. Bowers has made significant contributions to Centene over the course of his career, and has helped build and diversify our product offerings, and increase our scale to better serve our members with high-quality services.”
In connection with Mr. David Thomas’ appointment, Thomas Halloran, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fidelis Care, has been appointed interim CEO, effective October 13, 2019. The Company will conduct a comprehensive search to identify a permanent CEO with both internal and external candidates being considered.
“We are fortunate to have a deep bench of talented executives and to have someone of Mr. Halloran’s caliber step in as interim CEO of Fidelis while we conduct a search for a permanent successor,” said Mr. Neidorff.
Date: October 01, 2019
Source: PR Newswire