Head of Connecticut Health Exchange to Lead Healthcare.gov

By Jeff Cohen, WNPR, and Diane Webber, Kaiser Health News This story is part of a partnership that includes WNPR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. Kevin Counihan, the head of Connecticut’s health insurance marketplace, will be the new CEO of healthcare.gov, the website that 36 states use to sell insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the administration announced Tuesday. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell tapped Counihan to lead the site as part of a revamped …

Jo Ann Jenkins Named New AARP Chief Executive

AARP announced today that Jo Ann Jenkins has been named chief executive of the organization. She will take the reins of the 37-million member association in September, replacing outgoing CEO A. Barry Rand. Jenkins has been with AARP since 2010, most recently as its chief operating officer and, before that, as president of the AARP Foundation. “Jo Ann is a seasoned leader and innovator,” AARP Board Chair Gail Aldrich said in making the announcement. “She has an obvious passion for …

There’s a New Man in Town…

That’s right folks, AARP announced a brand new CEO for the organization this morning, and the winner is…drum roll…A. Barry Rand! After 8 wonderful years with Bill Novelli leading the ranks, Rand will be taking over next month as the organization’s first African-American chief executive officer. He has a long history at Xerox as Executive Vice President of WorldWide Operations, where he worked for 30 years building the company to what it is, all the while making sure that minorities …