Humana Veterans leader Tim McClain starts new position today Longtime Humana Military CEO Dave Baker retiring after successful 16-year Humana career
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that Tim McClain, President and CEO of Humana Veterans Healthcare Services, has been named President, Government and Other Business – which includes all Humana military lines of business. He will report to Jim Murray, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
In addition, the company announced the retirement of Dave Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Humana Military Healthcare Services. Following a distinguished 27-year active duty career in the United States Air Force Medical Service, Baker joined Humana in 1996 and launched Humana’s start-up TRICARE operations in the Southeast. For the past 12 years, he has served as President and CEO of Humana Military and doubled Humana’s TRICARE market share. To ensure a smooth transition, he will continue to serve in an advisory capacity to Humana Military through June 30.
The changes take effect today.
An expert in veterans health care law and policy, McClain has 35 years’ experience in executive leadership and management positions. He served as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from 2001-2006, a Senate-confirmed Presidential appointment position, serving two Cabinet secretaries and managing an office comprising nearly 400 attorneys. He joined Humana in 2009. McClain is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and California Western School of Law, San Diego. He is a retired Naval officer, having served as a Surface Warfare Officer and in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
The company also announced that Orie Mullen will replace Baker as the leader of Humana Military Healthcare Services, reporting to McClain. Mullen is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Humana Military. After joining Humana in 1986 as a Senior Systems Engineer, he held a number of successive roles in management information systems and claims administration before transitioning to Humana Military to lead claims oversight.
A newly created group within Government and Other Business, Government Ventures will focus on new venture opportunities that complement the company’s Humana Military core business and expand Humana’s capabilities in the Government sector. Ray Pryor will lead Government Ventures, also reporting to McClain. Pryor joined Humana in 1990 and was an original founding member of Humana Military. He has served as Humana Military Chief Financial Officer since its inception, and in 2000 assumed additional responsibilities as Vice President.
“These changes will help us continue our legacy of innovation and service in our military and related lines of business,” said Michael B. McCallister, Humana’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As we thank Dave Baker for his extraordinary service to Humana and our country, we look forward to collaborating further with our partners at the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs in providing the highest quality health care services to members of the military and their families as well as to veterans.”
About Humana Military
Humana Military, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has been a Department of Defense contractor for the administration of the TRICARE program since July 1, 1996. In August 2003, Humana Military was awarded the contract to provide health-benefits support and services to approximately three million active duty and retired military and their eligible family members in the 10-state South Region.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
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