August 22, 2007

Curtin named SVP, National Sales and Account Management

OAKLAND, Calif. – Kaiser Permanente has announced the appointment of Thomas A. Curtin Jr. as senior vice president, National Sales & Account Management. Curtin will lead Kaiser Permanente's sales and account management activities for National Accounts, Multi-State Accounts, National Labor and Trust Sales, national broker and consultant relationships, and other areas.

"Tom Curtin has demonstrated a record of impressive accomplishments throughout his career," said Arthur M. Southam, MD, executive vice president for Kaiser Permanente's Health Plan Operations. "He has brought to Kaiser Permanente more than 20 years' experience in our industry — having served successfully in a number of organizations in very competitive markets, with responsibilities ranging from sales and account management to benefits consulting.

"In his three years with Kaiser Permanente's Mid Atlantic States Region, Tom was instrumental in installing a robust sales force automation project, developing a top-notch sales team and building sales and marketing capabilities that improved KP's competitive position and performance in that region," said Southam.

Prior to this new appointment, Curtin served as vice president, marketing, sales & business development, for Kaiser Permanente's Mid Atlantic States region from 2004. Previous to joining Kaiser Permanente, he was vice president and chief marketing officer at the Segal Co., a national consulting firm based in New York City. Curtin also has served as vice president of sales and marketing at Group Health Inc. in New York, and in sales and marketing leadership roles at CIGNA HealthCare, HealthSource, and Blue Cross Blue Shield in Massachusetts.

Curtin earned his B.A. in business & economics from St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.