Health insurance company Humana has namedJoseph Ventura as general counsel and Douglas Stoss as interim lead for Humana’s Office of Corporate Affairs. Both will report to Humana President and CEO
Ventura succeeds Christopher Todoroff, who has announced his retirement after a career in corporate law that spans three decades, including the past 10 years with Humana as general counsel and chief legal officer. Ventura joined Humana as legal counsel in 2009, serving most recently as SVP, associate general counsel and corporate secretary, and has worked directly with the board of directors on significant M&A and securities law matters, while also leading the Law Department’s Corporate Group. Ventura and Todoroff will work together over the next several months to ensure a smooth transition, during which time Todoroff will serve as special counsel to the company.
Stoss will serve as interim lead of the Office of Corporate Affairs as Humana continues its comprehensive internal and external search for a successor to Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Heidi Margulis , who announced her intention last year to transition from the company in the course of 2019 after 33 years of distinguished service. Since joining Humana in 2014, Stoss has led the company’s Washington, D.C. office, helping Humana navigate the federal legislative and regulatory landscape. He joined Humana from Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he served for five years as director of market access strategy, responsible for shaping the company’s strategy for public-sector activities.