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WellCare Appoints New CIO

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed Darren Ghanayem as its senior vice president and chief information officer, according to a news release from the company.

Previously, Ghanayem worked at Anthem as vice president of business transformation, according to the news release.

WellCare covers about 900,000 Floridians in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. It also is among the largest publicly traded companies in Tampa, with more than 5,000 employees.

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