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President and CEO, The Health Plan
A West Virginia native, James M. Pennington has over 35 years of experience in the health insurance industry. He received his Bachelor of Science in journalism and master’s degree in safety management from West Virginia University. Jim’s career in the health insurance industry began at McDonough Caperton Insurance Group. He became president and CEO of its Benefits Services Division, which evolved into Acordia National and ultimately Wells Fargo TPA. He previously held the role of president and CEO with USI Administrators, ppoNEXT, and HealthSmart.
Pennington's knowledge and experience of the West Virginia and Ohio marketplace is instrumental in growing The Health Plan throughout the region. His experience on a national basis will also provide the opportunity for The Health Plan to expand nationally. He believes The Health Plan has a solid foundation and position within the region to build a quality oriented and growth-focused company.