ST. LOUIS, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that Jessica L. Blume, CPA, was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Blume was appointed to both the Audit Committee and the Technology Committee. Previously, Ms. Blume held the position of vice chairman for Deloitte, where she was a partner until retirement in 2015.
At Deloitte, Ms. Blume worked in a broad range of industries to transform business through the implementation of technology. As the U.S. Public Sector Leader at Deloitte, Ms. Blume grew the state and federal practice to be one of the leading firms. Throughout her Deloitte career, she held numerous leadership positions, including serving as a member of the firm’s U.S. Executive Committee. She was a member of the Deloitte Board of Directors for the maximum two terms and served as the Chair of the Executive Compensation and Evaluation Committee as well as a member of the Finance, Governance, Strategic Investment and Risk Committees.
In 2016, Ms. Blume was elected to the Board of Directors for Publix Super Markets, Inc., commonly known as Publix and based in Lakeland, Florida. It is considered the largest employee owned company in the world.
“We are pleased to welcome Jessica Blume to our Board of Directors. Ms. Blume’s career at Deloitte for more than 20 years brings a wealth of expertise to Centene. Her outstanding track record of growing businesses through the implementation of technology will add great value to our Board,” said Michael F. Neidorff, Centene’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“The healthcare industry is an important and challenging area today, given the need for effective solutions targeted to enabling high quality options for underserved populations,” said Ms. Blume. “I’m honored to join Centene’s Board of Directors during this opportunity to address these challenges by focusing on transforming the health of the community, one person at a time.”
Ms. Blume will stand for re-election at the Company’s April 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Ms. Blume will participate in the Company’s standard director compensation program as described in the Company’s 2017 Proxy Statement filed with the SEC on form DEF 14A on March 10, 2017.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under