Appointment Increases Membership from Nine to Ten Members
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN) today announced that Dr. John O.
Agwunobi has been appointed to the Magellan Health board of directors,
for a term ending at the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders. In
connection to the appointment of Agwunobi, the board increased its
membership from nine to ten members.
"Dr. John Agwunobi's experience includes direct patient care, government
service and advisory roles, as well as private sector health leadership
and innovation," said Barry M. Smith, chairman and chief executive
officer of Magellan Health. "As Magellan continues its work in
population health management, his intimate understanding of state and
federal health programs, coupled with his work bringing healthcare to
consumers where they can most easily and efficiently access it, will be
a valuable addition to our company's board. I look forward to working
with him in this new capacity."
From September 2007 to April 2014, Agwunobi served as the senior vice
president and president of health and wellness of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,
where he was responsible for all health related businesses for the
company in the United States and Puerto Rico. He previously served as
the assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services from 2005 to 2007, where he was a principal advisor to
the secretary on matters related to health and science. From 2001 to
2005, Agwunobi served as the secretary of health for the State of
Florida, where he reported directly to the governor and was a member of
the governor's cabinet. Agwunobi is a board certified pediatrician and
holds both a Master of Public Health and a Master of Business
Administration degree. He previously served as the chair of the U.S.
African Development Foundation and as an interim executive board member
of the World Health Organization.
About Magellan Health: Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Magellan
Health, Inc. is a healthcare management company that focuses on
fast-growing, complex and high-cost areas of healthcare, with an
emphasis on special population management. Magellan delivers innovative
solutions to improve quality outcomes and optimize the cost of care for
those we serve. Magellan's customers include health plans, managed care
organizations, insurance companies, employers, labor unions, various
military and government agencies, third party administrators,
consultants and brokers. For more information, visit MagellanHealth.com.
Magellan Health, Inc.
Renie Shapiro Silver, 877-645-6464
Source: Magellan Health, Inc.
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