Coventry says Michael Stocker is joining board

AP News
Posted: Nov 13, 2009 11:19 AM

Health insurer Coventry Health Care Inc. said Friday that Michael Stocker, the chairman of New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., will join its board of directors.

Stocker has also worked at Cigna Corp., Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, and at WellPoint after it acquired Empire. Coventry said Stocker was elected Monday.

The move expands Coventry's board to nine members. There were 10 board members at the beginning of the year, but President and CEO Dale Wolf resigned in January, and John Austin was killed in an airplane accident in May.