Frisco’s Magellan Health Announces Market Leadership Appointments

Arthur Hennig, SVP, chief business officer, payer markets, and Sara Pierce, SVP, chief business officer, employer market, will lead the strategic development, management, and growth of key Magellan markets.

Frisco-based Magellan Health Inc. appointed Arthur Hennig as senior vice president, chief business officer, payer markets, and Sara Pierce as senior vice president, chief business officer, employer market.

The company said that in their roles, Hennig and Pierce will lead the strategic development, management, and growth of key Magellan markets.

“Art and Sara are proven, forward-thinking leaders who bring tremendous depth, expertise, and strategic thinking to Magellan Health,” Magellan Health CEO Derrick Duke said in a statement. “I’m excited to have them on our executive leadership team as they lead efforts to solve complex behavioral healthcare challenges on behalf of our customers, members and providers while fully capitalizing on the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.”

Magellan Health said that Hennig will be responsible for the markets serving health plans, as well as states and counties. Hennig joined Magellan in 2006 and has held several leadership roles across Magellan’s business units, the company said.

Most recently, Hennig was chief operating officer of the emerging markets sector of Magellan Healthcare where he was responsible for strategy execution, including the launch of health plans, as well as the integration of partnerships and acquisition assets into the organization.

Before Magellan, Hennig worked in several early-stage and startup companies, including BenefitPoint, where he served as vice president of strategic initiatives, and Women’s Health USA where he was the vice president of operations and business development.

Pierce will be responsible for markets serving employers.

She joined Magellan in 2011 and has held various roles including senior vice president of account management and chief of staff to the president.

Most recently, Pierce was the senior vice president of growth and was accountable for supporting Magellan’s go-to-market growth initiatives. Before Magellan, Pierce was senior director of strategic accounts for MEDecision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Care Service Corp., vice president of Innovation Lab, and as a continuous quality improvement director at Cigna.

Magellan offers tech solutions and evidence-based innovations for health plans to support the mental health and wellbeing of plan members.

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