INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) announced today Felicia Norwood has been named Executive Vice President and President, Government Business Division, effective June 18, 2018. In this role, Ms. Norwood will be responsible for the company’s Medicaid, Medicare and Federal Government Solutions businesses. Ms. Norwood will also serve as member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team and report directly to Gail K. Boudreaux, President and Chief Executive Officer, Anthem.
“Felicia is a proven leader with extensive experience in both the healthcare industry and government,” said Boudreaux. “She shares Anthem’s vision of creating a better healthcare experience for our consumers and all Americans. Her deep understanding of our business and the unique needs of our consumers will be of tremendous benefit as we work to continue to lead our industry by developing strategic partnerships and innovative integrated clinical care solutions across our Government business that will improve quality of care and drive better health outcomes.”
Ms. Norwood has more than 25 years of healthcare operations, policy and strategy experience. Most recently, she served as the director of Illinois’ Department of Healthcare and Family Services, leading a $22 billion agency with responsibility for serving the state’s 3.2 million Medicaid beneficiaries and 500,000 families receiving child support services. Prior to her current role, Felicia spent nearly 20 years at Aetna, where she served in a number of leadership roles including President, Mid-America Region; CEO, President and Chief Operating Officer of Aetna’s population health management subsidiary ActiveHealth Management Inc.; Head of Aetna Medicaid; National Head of Aetna’s Small Group and Individual Market Segments; and President, Aetna Government Health Plans, LLC.
Ms. Norwood earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Valdosta State University in Georgia, Masters of Arts in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.
About Anthem, Inc.
Anthem is working to transform healthcare with trusted and caring solutions. Our health plan companies deliver quality products and services that give their members access to the care they need. With over 74 million people served by its affiliated companies, including nearly 40 million within its family of health plans, Anthem is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. For more information about Anthem’s family of companies, please visit www.antheminc.com/companies.