Independence Blue Cross Names New Senior Vice President; Kathleen A. McEndy Joins IBC To Lead Human Resources & Administration

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Blue Cross (IBC) President and CEO Joseph A. Frick has named Kathleen A. McEndy as Senior Vice President Human Resources and Administration.

"We are delighted to have Kathy join IBC's senior management team," said Frick. "Her significant executive experience and background in human resources, customer service, and operations will help us refine our corporate structure and build upon the talented team already in place."

In her new role, McEndy will be responsible for human resources, business development, corporate planning and administrative services at IBC.

McEndy has more than 20 years experience in human resources, customer service, operations and administration. She is already familiar with IBC as she has been the Senior Vice President Human Resources and Administration at Keystone Mercy Health Plan, an affiliate of Independence Blue Cross, since 2002. At Keystone Mercy, she provided strategic leadership and operational management of the company's HR initiatives for associates in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Kentucky.

Prior to joining Keystone Mercy, McEndy spent 19 years at CIGNA Corporation in a number of executive level positions, including Senior Vice President Customer Service and Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

McEndy is active in several community organizations, including the Health Ministry Program for Women. She is a member of The Forum of Executive Women and The Human Resources Planning Group. She has an M.B.A. from St. Joseph's University and a B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University. McEndy resides in Malvern with her husband, Tim, and their two sons.

Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Nationwide, IBC and its affiliates provide coverage to nearly 3.5 million people.

Independence Blue Cross

CONTACT: James Rhodes of Independence Blue Cross, +1-215-241-3113

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