Wisconsin Physicians Insurance Corp. (WPS) announced today it has hired Michael Hamerlik to be the Madison-based company’s next president and chief executive officer.
Hamerlik will succeed Jim Riordan, who will retire. Hamerlik’s appointment will take effect June 11.
Hamerlik has 27 years of experience in the health insurance industry. Most recently, he has served as president and CEO of Noridian Administrative Services LLC. He previously was executive vice president at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.
“I am proud of the reputation WPS has built as a highly ethical company focused on delivering exceptional value. I want to assure each of you that our corporate priorities and our commitment to our members, employees, partners and communities will remain strong. I am confident that Mike will be a leader as devoted to serving these stakeholders as I have been for the last 20 years as president and CEO,” Riordan said.