Amerigroup Names Blair Chief Marketing Officer
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Friday, February 25, 2011) – Amerigroup Corporation (NYSE: AGP) announced today that Patrick Blair has been named chief marketing officer, charged with business and product development, marketing operations and communications, multimedia and e-business.
Prior to being tapped as chief marketing officer, Blair led the Amerigroup Specialty Products Group as chief executive officer responsible for management and growth of the Company’s Medicare, long-term care and other products serving seniors and people with disabilities. Prior to joining Amerigroup, Blair was a senior manager in the Business Transformation and Strategy practice for Deloitte Consulting and a senior consultant with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young’s health care consulting practice.
“Patrick Blair’s extensive experience in the areas of business unit strategy, growth strategy, product development and process improvement make him perfectly suited to manage Amerigroup’s growth as we head into a great time of change within the health industry,” said John E. Littel, Amerigroup executive vice president of external relations.
Blair holds a bachelor’s of economics and a master’s of health administration from Indiana University and a master’s of business administration from Henley Business School, University of Reading, Oxfordshire, England. He serves on the Board of The Up Center, a Norfolk, Va.-based non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the needs of the underserved in the community.
About Amerigroup Corporation
Amerigroup, a Fortune 500 Company, coordinates services for individuals in publicly funded health care programs. Serving more than 1.9 million members in 11 states nationwide, Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability. The Company's product offerings do not utilize any individual underwriting nor deny coverage due to preexisting medical conditions. Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for its members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers.