This excerpt taken from the UNH 8-K filed Apr 22, 2008.
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP OPERATIONS
Minneapolis (April 22, 2008) UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) today announced that David S. Wichmann has assumed the position of executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group and president of UnitedHealth Group Operations. He will be charged with optimizing business performance across UnitedHealth Group and within each of the market groups and business segments. Mr. Wichmann will report to Stephen J. Hemsley, president and chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group, and the Board of Directors. In a separate press release today, the Company announced that Gail K. Boudreaux will join as executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group and president of the Commercial Markets Group, effective May 5, 2008, the position previously held by Mr. Wichmann.
Daves contributions have been remarkable over the past decade and have prepared him to lead this operational charge to make UnitedHealth Group a stronger organization, said Mr. Hemsley. Daves leadership skills, his intimate knowledge of the Company, his understanding of the challenges we face in the marketplace and his strong operating skills make him the ideal person for this role. We look forward to working with Dave in his efforts to advance our commitment to our customers and enhance the performance of UnitedHealth Group for our shareholders.
Todays move is consistent with the Companys longstanding practice of developing and rotating executive talent throughout the organization to cultivate and maintain a deep and versatile leadership team at UnitedHealth Group.
In Mr. Wichmanns newly expanded role, he will be dedicated to driving the necessary change across UnitedHealth Group for improved performance at every level of the business. Mr. Wichmanns direct accountabilities and priorities will include:
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