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USAble Life Names Chief Revenue Officer: Personnel Moves

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What You Need to Know

  • The new USAble executive previously worked for Anthem.
  • The new Penn Mutual HR executive came to that company from Sychrony Financial.
  • American Equity is bringing in an accounting executive from Equitable.

USAble Life has hired Steve Valenti to be its chief revenue officer.

The Little Rock, Arkansas-based company writes supplemental health insurance products, life insurance products, disability insurance products and dental insurance products from Blue Cross and Blue Shield carriers.

Valenti was previously a vice president for specialty distribution at Anthem.

Earlier in his career, he worked for Unum, Aetna, Havensure and Assurant.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Penn Mutual

Penn Mutual Life Insurance has promoted Liz Heitner to chief human resources officer, from vice president, human resources.

Before she began working for the Horsham, Pennsylvania-based company, she was senior vice president of talent and transformation at Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services company. She has also worked for NCR Corp. and Mercer.

She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations degree from Cornell.

American Equity

American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. — a West Des Moines, Iowa-based annuity issuer — has hired J. Dewayne Lummus to be senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

Lummus was previously corporate controller of Equitable Financial Life Insurance Co.

He has also worked for TIAA, Voya, ING and EY.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University. He is a certified public accountant.


Molina Healthcare — a Long Beach, California-based health insurer — has hired Jack Stephenson to be plan president for Molina Healthcare of New York.

He was previously vice president of payer strategy and contracting at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

He has also worked for Anthem and was president of an Anthem Medicaid plan in New York state. Earlier, he worked for WellCare, UnitedHealth Group and Amerigroup.

He has a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and a master’s degree from Seton Hall University.

He is a member of the board of Beat the Streets Wrestling.


OneDigital has hired Vinay Gidwaney to be chief producer officer.

Before he began working for the Atlanta-based company, he was head of technology at CIC Health.

He was also the founder of Maxwell Health, a health insurer acquired by Sun Life Financial.

Boston Mutual

Boston Mutual Life Insurance has picked Joshua Police to be an executive vice president and head of a new Business Development and One Company Solutions Strategic Business Center.

Police has been the Canton, Massachusetts-based company’s vice president market strategies.

Earlier in his career, he worked for Sun Life Financial.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association has hired Dr. Adam Myers to be senior vice president and chief clinical transformation officer and Christina Fisher to be executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Before going to work for the Chicago-based association, Myers was the Cleveland Clinic’s chief of population health and director of the Cleveland Clinic Community Care program.

Fisher was the chief financial officer for the American Hospital Association. She has also worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.


TailorMed — a New York-based company with a system for helping patients determine what resources, including commercial health insurance policies and grant programs, they can use to pay for care — has announced three executive hires.

The company has Naama Geva to be chief financial officer; Vince King, chief commercial officer; and Noa Inbar-Hershkovits, vice president of people.

Geva was previously CFO of Deep Instinct, a cybersecurity company.

King was chief commercial officer at SCI Solutions, a digital patient services company.

Inbar-Hershkovits has worked in HR at Amazon and other companies.

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