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Medica’s Board of Directors Announces John Naylor, President and CEO, is Stepping Down 

Medica's Board of Directors has announced that John Naylor, President and CEO, is stepping down after successfully guiding the company through a period of exponential growth. During his tenure as CEO, Naylor expanded Medica's service area from six states to 12, and the company now serves nearly 1.5M members. In addition, he skillfully navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenging dynamics the health care industry has faced over the past few years.

To succeed Naylor, the Board of Directors has created an Office of the President, led by Lisa Erickson, Chief Financial Officer, Tom Lindquist, Senior Vice President of Markets, and Rob Geyer, Chief Operations Officer. Naylor will support the transition, alongside Medica Board Chair John Buck, until Sept. 1, 2023.

"John has made remarkable contributions to the communities Medica is proud to serve and has been a treasured leader among those who work at Medica," said John Buck, Medica Board Chair. "I am deeply appreciative of his contributions, which have undoubtedly set the company up for continued success."

Naylor joined Medica in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Commercial Markets and became President and CEO in 2017. He has led Medica's successful focus on building unique provider relationships which has resulted in innovative value-based arrangements and enabled its geographic expansion and growth.


About Medica

Medica (www.medica.com) is a health plan headquartered in Minnesota. The company serves communities by providing health care coverage and related services in the employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. It operates in Minnesota, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Medica's vision is to be trusted in the community for our unwavering commitment to high quality, affordable health care.