UnitedHealth Group: Gail K. Boudreaux to Head Commercial Markets Group
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MINNEAPOLIS--(Business Wire)-- UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) today announced that Gail K. Boudreaux will join the Company as executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group and president of the Commercial Markets Group, effective May 5, 2008. She will be replacing Dave Wichmann, who has assumed the position of executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group and president of UnitedHealth Group Operations. Ms. Boudreaux will report to Stephen J. Hemsley, president and chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group. Previously, Ms. Boudreaux was executive vice president of Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC). "We could not have asked for a better executive than Gail Boudreaux to step in and run the Commercial Markets Group," said Mr. Hemsley. "She is an exceptional senior leader with a wealth of health care experience. Gail's strong business knowledge of the health care industry, coupled with her outstanding leadership skills and focus on service quality, will drive further positive change at UnitedHealth Group and help us deliver improved service and innovation to our customers." Ms. Boudreaux will be responsible for establishing and maintaining all customer-facing business processes and services in the Commercial Markets Group. As executive vice president of HCSC, Ms. Boudreaux was responsible for the Illinois, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans and several HCSC subsidiaries. Prior to that, Ms. Boudreaux was president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, a division of HCSC and the largest health insurance company in Illinois. Before joining HCSC, Ms. Boudreaux held various positions of increasing responsibility at Aetna, Inc., including senior vice president and head of Aetna Group Insurance, vice president of Customer Service, and regional manager, Capitol Region. About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to making health care work better. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through seven operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare, Ovations, AmeriChoice, Uniprise, OptumHealth, Ingenix, and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves approximately 70 million individuals nationwide. UnitedHealth Group Don Nathan, 952-936-1885 Copyright Business Wire 2008