Robert Marino has succeeded William Marino as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

William Marino, who is not believed to be related to Robert Marino, has been CEO of Horizon Blue since 1994 and chairman since Jan. 1, 2010.

Before Robert Marino took over from William Marino, he was chief operating officer of Horizon Blue. He previously was senior vice president of the company’s market business units division, and he has 35 years of health insurance industry experience.

Robert Marino was born in Newark and earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.

Emmanuel Kampouris has succeeded William Marino as chairman.

Horizon Blue has about 3.6 million members, up from 1.7 million when William Marino became CEO, the company says.

- Allison Bell

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