INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Group ®, Inc. (IMG ®), a leader in global benefits and assistance services, today announced that it has appointed Todd A. Hancock as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Brian Barwick, IMG's former CEO, will continue to serve as executive chairman of the company. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161028/433928LOGO "Todd is a natural leader, and has proved invaluable to IMG since joining senior management in 2013," Barwick said. "His experience in the industry and passion for serving our constituents make him the perfect fit to lead IMG into a new era." With a degree in international relations from Indiana University and more than 20 years of experience in the international insurance and global health care sectors in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Hancock brings a wealth of industry knowledge to his role as president and CEO. He has spent his career managing the operational integrity and growth of cross-border insurance and health care organizations on several continents, with emphasis on designing global health benefits plans, developing multicultural employee talent, and optimizing the performance of organizations. Prior to becoming president and CEO of IMG, Hancock served as the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer. During his tenure, he has been charged with managing the organization's global insurance operations and has held P&L responsibility for IMG's subsidiaries. Hancock also led the implementation of substantive operational improvement strategies, driving significant value to the company. "I am honored to have been appointed as IMG's president and chief executive officer," Hancock said. "It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers innovative insurance solutions, dependable assistance and high-quality services to millions of people around the world. I am proud to lead such a talented group of employees in carrying out a mission that I truly believe in."