Centene Corporation Appoints Donald G. Imholz as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

September 2, 2008 at 5:42 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS, Sep 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that Donald G. Imholz has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Imholz will report directly to Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Centene.

Mr. Imholz brings significant experience in information technology to his new position. Most recently, he was an independent consultant working for clients across a number of industries. Previously, he was with the Boeing Company for almost 33 years and served as Vice President of Information Technology. In that role, Mr. Imholz was responsible for all application development and support worldwide. His earlier career experience included serving as Chief Information Officer for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.

Mr. Neidorff stated, "Centene and its Board of Directors believe Mr. Imholz will make an excellent addition to our senior management team as we continue to strategically build our multi-line healthcare enterprise. A strong information technology infrastructure is increasingly critical to support our growing operating systems and organizational excellence. Mr. Imholz brings a depth of knowledge and experience that will help leverage our systems and fulfill our business objectives."

Mr. Imholz received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. In addition, he has a degree in information management and an executive master's degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

Glendon A. Schuster, Senior Vice President of Information Technology, will continue in his leadership position and report directly to Mr. Imholz.

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Foster Care, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates health plans in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin. In addition, the Company contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, long-term care, managed vision, nurse triage, pharmacy benefits management and treatment compliance. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

SOURCE: Centene Corporation

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