Christopher Booth has been named to succeed David Klein as CEO of the Lifetime Healthcare Companies and its subsidiary Excellus BlueCross and BlueShield. Excellus announced in February Klein's plans to retire at the end of the year. Klein, who served as the company's CEO for nine years, is 63.
Lifetime Healthcare names Booth CEO
Booth, president of Excellus, has been prompted repeatedly since joining the company in 2004 as chief administrative officer and general counsel, the company said. He was named executive vice president for commercial markets and healthcare affairs in January 2009. He was promoted president last March from his role as executive vice president and COO, a title he held since January 2010. Booth will oversee the $6.2 billion not-for-profit Lifetime Healthcare, which includes a half-dozen affiliate companies and Excellus.
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