Ward concluded, “I’d like to thank John Cannon for his extraordinary contributions to WellPoint throughout his tenure as interim CEO. John took important steps over the past five and a half months to improve WellPoint’s execution, increase shareholder value, refine the company’s strategy and reorganize our core operations to better support our strategic growth opportunities. This has created a strong, positive momentum in our operations that Joe will build on in the months and years to come.”“I am honored to be chosen to lead WellPoint,” said Swedish. “Having spent my entire career in health care, I have a strong sense of the market in which the company operates and I am energized by the dynamic changes currently taking place in the industry. I’m committed to ensuring that WellPoint remains a market leader, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to profitably grow and enhance this organization in a changing market environment.”
Joseph Swedish Has Been Named Chief Executive Officer For WellPoint, Inc., Effective March 25, 2013 (Photo: Business Wire)
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