Centene Corporation Appoints Jesse N. Hunter as Executive Vice President of Operations

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today appointed Jesse Hunter as Executive Vice President of Operations. Mr. Hunter has been with Centene since 2002. "As the company continues to explore growth opportunities, this new alignment ensures the coordination of our business development," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Neidorff.  

Those reporting directly to Mr. Hunter are Mark Eggert, EVP, Health Plan Business Unit; Jason Harrold, SVP, Specialty Business Unit; Brent Layton, SVP Business Development and Patricia Darnley, SVP Network Development.

SVP Aparna Abburi will assume responsibility of Hunter's current duties overseeing Corporate Development and will report to him.

The business development realignment is effective immediately.

About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of underinsured 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, in addition to other state-sponsored programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). Centene's CeltiCare subsidiary offers states unique, "exchange based" and other cost-effective coverage solutions for low income populations. 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, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management.

More information regarding Centene is available at www.centene.com.

SOURCE Centene Corporation