NU Online News Service, Sept. 29, 2003, 1:15 p.m. EDT – Health Net Inc., Thousand Oaks, Calif., has hired William Stapleton to be chief strategy, product and marketing officer for its Health Net of the Northeast unit.

Stapleton previously was chief financial officer of CCN Managed Care Inc., San Diego, a preferred provider organization. Before that, he was a regional president at Oxford Health Plans Inc., Trumbull, Conn.

Stapleton has a bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting from Holy Cross College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.