Humana co-founder David Jones dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The co-founder and former CEO of Louisville-based Humana Inc. has died. David Jones was 88.

Jones, who was chairman of the board for 44 years and CEO for 37 years, died Wednesday morning. He retired from the company in 2007.

In a statement announcing the death of Jones, Bruce Broussard, Humana president and CEO, said, “This is a sad day for me personally, and for the Humana team. In his extraordinary lifetime, David changed the lives of so many people. As co-founder of Humana, he planted a seed that today has grown into a company that serves millions of people in their healthcare needs, helping them live healthier and happier lives.

“In addition to his impact at Humana, he inspired and made a significant difference in the lives of many others, in and outside the Louisville community, and around the world. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing him, we’ve been made better by his presence in our lives. I don’t think we could ever measure the positive impact he has made, especially in his hometown of Louisville.”

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