Medicaid managed-care insurer Centene Corp. has promoted Cynthia Brinkley to president and chief operating officer.
Michael Neidorff, who formerly held the title, will remain CEO and chairman of the St. Louis-based insurer.
Brinkley, who is relative newcomer to the healthcare industry, is currently Centene's executive vice president of global corporate development. She joined the company in 2014 and was responsible for leading the integration of insurer Health Net after Centene acquired it last year.
That $6.8 billion deal with Health Net created the nation's largest Medicaid managed-care company.
Before Brinkley joined Centene, she held senior roles at General Motors and AT&T.
Additionally, Centene said Kevin Counihan, who is the former CEO of the HealthCare.gov exchange under the Obama administration, has been appointed senior vice president of products. He started working at Centene earlier this year as regional vice president of markets.
And Jesse Hunter, executive vice president of products, was named executive vice president of mergers and acquisitions and chief strategy officer.
"Over the past two years, Centene has more than doubled its market capitalization following landmark transactions and growth initiatives. This enhanced leadership structure is an appropriate step as we continue to grow Centene and achieve even higher levels of performance in driving value for members, partners and shareholders," Neidorff said in a statement.