2014

Sedgwick CMS Names Jason Hood Chief Legal Officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), North America's largest independent provider of claims and productivity management solutions, announces the recent appointment of Jason P. Hood as executive vice president and chief legal officer.  As CLO, Hood is the company's senior attorney with strategic and management responsibility for all legal and compliance matters of the firm.  He is also a member of the Sedgwick CMS Executive Committee. 

Prior to joining Sedgwick CMS, Hood was vice president, general counsel and secretary for Wright Medical Group, Inc., a publicly-held global manufacturer of medical devices.  He began his legal career in private practice with Glankler Brown PLLC in Memphis, and was an attorney with an international employee benefits consulting firm before joining Wright Medical.  Hood is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Memphis Bar Associations, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and the Society for Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.  He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law and Rhodes College. 

"Jason Hood brings great experience in providing leadership and legal counsel to growing companies in complex environments," said David A. North, president and chief executive officer of Sedgwick CMS.  "His background in litigation, compliance, corporate governance, contract negotiation, human resources and financial transactions adds depth and scope to our highly qualified Sedgwick CMS legal team.  We look forward to his contributions to the continued success of Sedgwick CMS." 

About Sedgwick CMS

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions. Sedgwick CMS and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims administration, medical management, risk consulting and related services to clients through the expertise of 6,500 colleagues in a hundred and fifty offices and service locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA and other employee absence; and general, automobile and professional liability; and warranty and credit card claims services as well as Medicare compliance solutions. Sedgwick CMS and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices that meet client needs. For more see http://www.sedgwickcms.com.

Contact: Frank J. Huffman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, 901-415-7548, frank.huffman@sedgwickcms.com

SOURCE Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.



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