Centene names executive vice president, insurance group officer

Centene Corporation, a healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to under-insured and uninsured individuals, has named Rone Baldwin as executive vice president, insurance group officer.

Baldwin will oversee commercial and hybrid insurance, products associated with future exchanges and implementation of exchange products. Baldwin is also part of Centene's restructured operations group.

Baldwin is joined by Jason Harrold, executive vice president, Specialty Companies; Rob Hitchcock, Executive vice president, Health Plans; Jesse Hunter, Executive vice president, Chief Business Development Officer; Don Imholz, Executive vice president and Chief Information Officer; Dave Minifie, Executive vice president and Chief Marketing Officer; and William Scheffel, Executive vice president and CFO.

"This operational realignment will help to strengthen our overall business as well as future endeavors by building a balanced team of strong general managers," said Chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff.

"As part of the general management development program, each member of the executive partner group will become knowledgeable in all aspects of Centene's rapidly growing business."

Baldwin comes to Centene with over 25 years of experience as a business executive leading a range of domestic and global financial service businesses focused primarily in the life and health insurance sector. He most recently served as Executive vice president and business leader of Group Insurance business, which included both group health and ancillary product lines, for Guardian Life Insurance Company, which he joined in 2006.

Prior to joining Guardian, Baldwin held various senior executive positions during a 12-year career at Genworth Financial and at GE Capital. He served as President of Genworth's Employee Benefits Group business, and also served as Senior vice president, Strategic Development, where he helped lead the IPO spin-off of Genworth Financial.