WellPoint Chair and CEO Angela F. Braly Steps Down
WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced that it is actively searching for
a candidate to succeed Angela F. Braly as the President and Chief
Executive Officer of WellPoint, who has stepped down from those
positions today. The Board of Directors has established a search
committee to consider both internal and external candidates, with the
assistance of a search firm.
In the interim, John Cannon, the Company's Executive Vice President,
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Public Affairs Officer,
will serve as interim President and CEO. WellPoint also announced that
Jackie M. Ward, WellPoint's Lead Director, has been named the
Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors effective immediately.