INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Group®, Inc. (IMG®), a leader in global benefits and assistance services, today announced that it has appointed Todd A. Hancock as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Brian Barwick, IMG's former CEO, will continue to serve as executive chairman of the company.
"Todd is a natural leader, and has proved invaluable to IMG since joining senior management in 2013," Barwick said. "His experience in the industry and passion for serving our constituents make him the perfect fit to lead IMG into a new era."
With a degree in international relations from Indiana University and more than 20 years of experience in the international insurance and global health care sectors in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Hancock brings a wealth of industry knowledge to his role as president and CEO.
He has spent his career managing the operational integrity and growth of cross-border insurance and health care organizations on several continents, with emphasis on designing global health benefits plans, developing multicultural employee talent, and optimizing the performance of organizations.
Prior to becoming president and CEO of IMG, Hancock served as the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer. During his tenure, he has been charged with managing the organization's global insurance operations and has held P&L responsibility for IMG's subsidiaries. Hancock also led the implementation of substantive operational improvement strategies, driving significant value to the company.
"I am honored to have been appointed as IMG's president and chief executive officer," Hancock said. "It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers innovative insurance solutions, dependable assistance and high-quality services to millions of people around the world. I am proud to lead such a talented group of employees in carrying out a mission that I truly believe in."
Hancock sits on the Board of the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health outcomes and reducing costs, and serves on the International Committee of the Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA).
A former professional cyclist, Hancock manages the Delta Chi Cycling team at his alma mater. Hancock is also founder and president of four2one Coaching, providing coaching and consulting services to individuals and organizations, optimizing potential and enhancing performance.
Hancock succeeds Barwick, who has served as CEO of IMG for the past four years.
"It has been a pleasure leading IMG and serving our constituents over the years, and I'm extremely proud of the many accomplishments we have achieved during my tenure," Barwick said. "I can't think of a better person to lead IMG to the next stage of growth."
About International Medical Group
For more than 25 years, International Medical Group — headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. — has provided global benefits and assistance services to millions of members in almost every country. We're committed to being there with our members wherever they may be in the world, providing them Global Peace of Mind®. With 24/7 worldwide assistance and medical management services, multilingual claims administrators and highly trained customer service professionals, IMG delivers the insurance products international members need, backed by the services they want. IMG's global family of companies includes Akeso Care Management®, IMG Europe Ltd., Global Response Ltd., IMG-Stop LossSM and International Medical Administrators, Inc. For more information, please visit www.imglobal.com.
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