LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2017) – Kennan Wethington has been named president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky, Anthem announced today. The appointment is effective Oct. 16, 2017. Wethington succeeds Deb Moessner who has decided to retire after a long and distinguished career at Anthem.
“Kennan brings a great depth of knowledge and experience in the Kentucky market to his new role,” said Deb Moessner, outgoing president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky. “Anthem’s members and customers are in great hands with Kennan at the helm.”
As president, Wethington will oversee all aspects of Anthem’s commercial business in Kentucky, including sales, marketing and underwriting, cost of care, provider relations and clinical management functions. He will also lead long-term strategic planning, serve as a primary contact for state regulators and public officials, and oversee Anthem’s corporate social responsibility efforts in Kentucky.
“For 78 years, Anthem has been a leader in delivering health benefits solutions to provide health care security to consumers, their families and our communities in Kentucky,” said Wethington. “I’m excited to be part of the leadership team that is committed to continuing to provide that security and address our health system’s challenges.”
For the last 11 years, Wethington has served as the regional vice president of sales for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky. In this position, he has been responsible for individual and group sales, account management and distribution throughout the state. Prior to this role, Wethington served as a sales director and account executive.
“Kennan is a seasoned and proven leader with deep industry experience” said Pam Kehaly, president of Anthem’s West Region and Specialty Business. “These qualities, coupled with his prominent position in the Kentucky community are true assets to our company and the members we serve in the state.”
Before joining Anthem in 2003, Wethington practiced law for seven years. He has a law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Richmond.