Humana said that former McKesson executive Bruce Broussard has been named president and is expected to succeed Mike McCallister as CEO within the next year and a half.
Broussard named president at Humana
Broussard most recently served as CEO of McKesson Specialty Health, the Woodlands, Texas-based subsidiary that was formed last year after McKesson acquired US Oncology. Broussard had served as chairman and CEO of US Oncology before the $2.16 billion deal was announced in November. His appointment at Humana is effective in December.
McCallister, Humana's chairman and CEO, will retire in the next 12 to 18 months, according to a news release. He is 59.
The Louisville, Ky.-based insurer also said it promoted chief operating officer James Murray, 57, to executive vice president. McCallister, Broussard and Murray will join the office of the chairman, an initiative that “McCallister is creating to guide the company in key strategic areas and ensure a smooth leadership transition,” Humana said in the news release.
A spokeswoman at McKesson Specialty Health said the company is conducting an internal and external search to identify a successor for Broussard.
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