AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE:AGP) has appointed three senior executives to three key senior management positions within AMERIGROUP Corporation.
Steven B. Larsen has been named Senior Vice President for State Government Relations; Tunde Sotunde, M.D., has been named Chief Executive Officer of AMERIGROUP Community Care of Georgia; and Robert A. Wychulis has been named Chief Executive Officer of AMERIGROUP Community Care of New York.
Steven B. Larsen has a strong background of public service in the State of Maryland, having served in senior positions with three Maryland governors, and most recently was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to serve as Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission, the State’s chief utility regulator. Under Governor Parris Glendening, Larsen initially served as Chief Lobbyist. For six years, from 1997 through 2003, Steven B. Larsen served as State Insurance Commissioner. In each of these positions, he established a track record of vigorous advocacy on behalf of Maryland’s consumers and the public, and in 2003 he received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Maryland Hospital Association.
For more than two years, from 2004 through 2007, Larsen held a series of senior positions with AMERIGROUP, including Executive Vice President, Health Plan Operations and Chief Executive Officer of AMERIGROUP in Maryland. Larsen, an attorney who also has worked in private practice, completed his undergraduate work at Gettysburg College, earned a masters degree in public policy from Rutgers University and a law degree from Rutgers-Camden School of Law. Larsen will report to John Littel, AMERIGROUP’s Executive Vice President, External Relations.
Tunde Sotunde, M.D. most recently served as Chief Medical Officer of The Little Clinic, a Nashville, Tennessee-based group of primary care treatment centers located in retail businesses. He continues to practice medicine and has volunteered his services at weekend medical clinics in Nashville.
From 2001 through 2007, Tunde Sotunde, M.D. was with United Healthcare, where he served as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of that company’s seven-state Southeast Region. Tunde Sotunde, M.D. previously worked as Medical Director of a three-state region for Cigna Healthcare and as Chief of Pediatrics at Syracuse Community Health Center in New York. He earned his medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, completed his residency in pediatrics at Howard University and was awarded a masters degree in business administration from the University of Memphis. Sotunde will report to Brian Shipp, AMERIGROUP’s Southeastern Region CEO.
Robert A. Wychulis has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare to AMERIGROUP. From 2003 until recently, Robert A. Wychulis served as President and CEO of the Florida Association of Health Plans, a trade association that represented more than 20 major health insurers in Florida. He previously served in a number of positions, including President and CEO, at Healthplan Southeast, a Florida health maintenance organization with about 70,000 members.
Wychulis began his career as a business administrator for the Metropolitan Center for Mental Health in New York City. He is a native New Yorker who graduated from high school in Brooklyn, earned his undergraduate degree from City University of New York and a masters degree in public administration from New York University. Wychulis will report to Peter Haytaian, AMERIGROUP’s Northeastern Region CEO.
AMERIGROUP Corporation, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, improves healthcare access and quality for the financially vulnerable, seniors and people with disabilities by developing innovative managed health services for the public sector. Through its subsidiaries, AMERIGROUP Corporation serves approximately 1.7 million people in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, visit their website at www.amerigroupcorp.com.