John Cannon has been named executive vice president and general counsel for WellPoint effective December 10.
Cannon, 53, replaces Sandy Miller, who has served as interim general counsel since June, when Angela Braly was promoted from the position to chief executive officer.
Cannon has spent the past 19 years with Cigna, most recently as senior vice president and deputy general counsel. Earlier in his career, Cannon was an attorney with Rawle & Henderson in Philadelphia specializing in litigation and securities law. He will be responsible for legal strategy, legal compliance, litigation and regulatory matters at the Indianapolis-based insurer. -- by Rebecca Vesely