ST. LOUIS, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced the appointment of Marcela Manjarrez-Williams to Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, effective immediately. In this new position, Ms. Manjarrez-Williams will oversee strategic communications for the Company and will report to Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and CEO of Centene.
Ms. Manjarrez-Williams has over 15 years of experience in economic research, analysis and strategic communications. Prior to joining Centene, she was Vice President, Public Affairs for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. In that capacity she led the external communications, industry relations and public outreach functions for the bank, headquartered in St. Louis and serving all of Arkansas and portions of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.
"We are pleased to welcome Marcela Manjarrez-Williams to our robust executive management team," said Mr. Neidorff. "Her depth of experience in strategic communications to the financial community and the general public will be an incredible asset to our company as we continue to communicate our mission and value proposition to all of our stakeholders, including the investment community."
Ms. Manjarrez-Williams received her bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her master's degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured 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 (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). 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 management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.
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