Health Net of the Northeast has hired Eric Kaplan to be chief sales officer.[@@]

Kaplan succeeds Paul Lambdin, who is now the chief commercial officer at Health Net of the Northeast, Shelton, Conn.

Kaplan previously was vice president of sales and client management at Trustmark Companies, Lake Forest, Ill., and CoreSource, Trustmark’s benefits administration business.

Kaplan has a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree in business from the University of Connecticut.

Health Net is a unit of Health Net Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif.