NEW YORK, NY (March 19, 2012) — EmblemHealth appointed Arthur J. Byrd as Chief Financial Officer and Nicholas P. Kambolis as General Counsel, effective April 1, 2012.
Mr. Byrd and Mr. Kambolis replace Michael D. Fullwood, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, who will be leaving the company.
Mr. Byrd has served in various roles since joining the company in 2002, most recently as the Vice President of Budgeting, Forecasting and Investor Relations. Mr. Byrd received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Francis College.
Mr. Kambolis joined the company in 1997, and has served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel since 2008. Mr. Kambolis earned his Juris Doctor from City University of New York Law School and his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College.
Mr. Fullwood joined HIP Health Plan (HIP) in 1998 and became Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of EmblemHealth, the parent company of GHI and HIP, in 2000.
"Mike Fullwood has made a significant contribution to the success and growth of EmblemHealth," said EmblemHealth CEO Anthony L. Watson. "Art Byrd and Nick Kambolis have worked closely with Mike for many years, and provide the continuity to assure EmblemHealth will continue to successfully serve its customers."
EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 2.8 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. We offer a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tristate area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states.