Centene Corporation Appoints Marie J. Glancy Vice President of Government Relations

July 21, 2003 at 7:01 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS, Jul 21, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Centene Corporation (Nasdaq:CNTE) today announced the appointment of Marie J. Glancy as Vice President of Government Relations and Director of the Company's Washington, D.C. office, effective immediately. Glancy will direct the day-to-day activities of the office and serve as the Company's primary interface with national and state regulators and report to Centene's President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael F. Neidorff.

Glancy joins Centene from John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide, where she served as Manager of State Public Affairs in Illinois, Wisconsin and Tennessee. In this position, she represented the company's healthcare issues at the federal level and successfully built strong effective relationships with government agencies and legislators and their staffs. Glancy designed and directed the implementation of the first Medicare+Choice HMO in Eastern Tennessee and Southern Virginia, and formulated and implemented the first Medicare Cost HMO in the Iowa and Illinois Mississippi Valley region. She was awarded commendations by the Federal Center for Medicaid/Medicare Services from 1997 to 2001.

Neidorff said, "Marie Glancy brings extensive experience in government-supported managed healthcare programs and government relations to Centene, which will be a valuable asset as we continue our strategy of working hand-in-hand with federal and state governments to provide quality healthcare to the Medicaid population at an affordable cost. We are pleased to welcome her to Centene."

Catherine M. Halverson, Senior Vice President for Business Development, who is based in Centene's Washington, D.C. office, and Glancy will work together to interface with the American Association of Health Plans and regulators.

Centene Corporation provides managed care programs and related services to individuals receiving benefits under Medicaid, including Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Centene operates health plans in Indiana, New Jersey, Texas and Wisconsin. Information regarding Centene is available via the Internet at www.centene.com.

SOURCE: Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation
Michael F. Neidorff, 314-725-4477
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