Cynthia Brinkley Joins Centene As Executive Vice President, International Operations & Business Integration

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that Cynthia J. Brinkley has joined the company as executive vice president, International Operations & Business Integration. In this new position, Brinkley will coordinate and direct Centene's international operations, which include its investments in Ribera Salud S.A., a Spanish health management group based in Valencia.

Brinkley has over 15 years of executive leadership experience in large global organizations. She was formerly vice president of Global Human Resources at General Motors. Before that, she held various senior roles at AT&T/SBC Communications. She has served on numerous corporate and civic boards, including the National Oasis Institute that promotes successful aging, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the University of Missouri Billion Dollar Fundraising Campaign and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

"We are pleased to welcome Cynthia Brinkley to our senior management team," said Centene Chairman and CEO Michael Neidorff. "Her depth of experience in leading blue chip companies, both domestically and internationally, will be an incredible asset to our company as we continue to expand geographically."

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Brinkley was named a Woman of Influence by Webster University's School of Business & Technology, a Coro's John H. Poelker Leadership Award recipient and an appointee to the Missouri Governor's State Government Review Commission.

About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.  Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans).  The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions.  It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, care management software, correctional systems healthcare, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

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