LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Jan. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of GEHA has announced that following a nationwide search Darren Taylor has been selected as President and Chief Executive Officer. Taylor had been serving as GEHA's interim President and CEO since October 2018 and was previously in the position of Chief Operating Officer.
GEHA's Board of Directors said, "Darren was selected to lead the organization because of his strong industry knowledge, success as a business manager and thoughtful, effective leadership style. He has demonstrated the expertise and ability to lead GEHA forward in a dynamic health care environment in a way that will best serve our members."
"I am honored to lead this remarkable team and organization and am grateful for the Board's confidence," said Taylor. "This is an exciting time of change and growth in the industry, and GEHA has many strengths to build upon as we help our members live the lives they want through better health."
Taylor brings more than 26 years of health care industry experience to the role. Prior to joining GEHA in 2017, he was President and Founder of a health care analytics company. Taylor spent the first 20 years of his career in various leadership roles with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. A life-long Kansas City area resident, he currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Mid-America Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Government Employees Health Association, Inc. (GEHA) is a not-for-profit provider of medical and dental plans for federal employees based in Lee's Summit, Missouri. For more than 81 years, GEHA has been dedicated to providing products and services that help its members protect their families and access quality, affordable health care. Today, GEHA offers one of the largest national medical and dental plans serving federal employees, covering approximately 2 million federal employees, retirees and their dependents. The company employs more than 1,300 people in the Kansas City metro area. For more information, visit geha.com.
SOURCE Government Employees Health Association, Inc.