WellPoint Names Hagan President of Specialty Businesses, Including Vision

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Annmarie Hagan
INDIANAPOLIS— WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) announced that Annmarie Hagan has been named president of the company’s specialty businesses, effective immediately. WellPoint’s specialty businesses include dental, disability, life, vision and workers’ compensation.

In addition, Dani Fjelstad has been named president of WellPoint’s dental business. Mike Walsh announced his retirement from WellPoint, after serving as president of the company’s specialty business, and previously as president of DeCare Dental since 1987. Walsh will continue supporting WellPoint in a business consulting role after his retirement, focusing on innovation and driving specialty business growth, the company said.

Hagan is an experienced operational and financial leader with a proven track record of driving profitable growth and setting strategic direction, WellPoint’s announcement said. Most recently, she served as the chief operating officer for WellPoint’s specialty businesses. Since joining WellPoint, her role and responsibilities have included strategy development and positioning WellPoint’s disability/life, workers compensation and vision businesses for strong growth in the future. In her expanded role, Hagan will also be responsible for driving overall revenue and profit growth across all specialty businesses including dental.

Prior to joining WellPoint, Hagan served as executive VP and CFO at Cigna. Hagan received her bachelor of science in finance and accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia.