Josh TurnerJohn A. Turner has been named chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Corporate Synergies Group, a national, independent benefits broker and consulting firm.

Prior to joining Corporate Synergies, Turner was senior vice president of the health services division at Connextions Inc. Turner has also served as president of the J. Rolfe Davis Insurance Co., national vice president of enterprise solutions and regional vice-president for United Healthcare, and director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida in Orlando. He began his career in the New York and New Jersey markets, taking on progressively higher responsibility sales roles with Cigna Healthcare, Prudential Healthcare and Healthnet.

“John’s strong background in client satisfaction and business growth will be a tremendous asset to Corporate Synergies as we continue to expand,” said Pantelis A. “Pete” Gergiadi, Corporate Synergies’ board chair. “He is a seasoned professional with exceptional operational skills — and a track record of building high-impact client service-driven organizations. We are delighted to have him on board.”

Turner holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of public administration degree from Kean University in New Jersey and a master of business administration from Regis University in Denver. He will be based in the company’s Mt. Laurel, N.J., headquarters.