REGINA, SK, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Group Medical
Services (GMS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David
Blodgett as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GMS and GMS
Insurance Inc. effective February 6, 2012.
Mr. Blodgett joins GMS from the BMO Life Assurance Company (formerly AIG
Life of Canada) in Toronto. With a career that spans over 27 years in
the life and health insurance industry, Mr. Blodgett brings a wealth of
experience to GMS. He has spent a significant portion of his career
leading sales, marketing, and underwriting teams in the group life and
health divisions of large national insurance carriers. He has also
managed global client relationships.
At AIG Life, Mr. Blodgett was a member of the senior management team,
serving as Vice President, Head of Group Insurance Operations. He had
full accountability for the group insurance division's results,
including: sales, marketing, administration, claims, reinsurance,
strategy development and execution, and financial reporting. While the
division was under his leadership, it experienced significant
growth—more than tripling revenues while achieving positive growth in
operating income. Prior to his time at AIG Life, Mr. Blodgett was
Director, Group Underwriting at Crown Life in Regina. He credits his
success to building highly effective teams of employees internally and
effectively managing external partnerships.
"I'm delighted to be joining GMS at such an important stage in its
growth across the country. I look forward to working with the current
management team and staff at GMS to continue to grow the scale of what
is already one of Canada's top providers of health, travel and group
insurance. I'm also looking forward to moving back to Regina," Mr.
Mr. Blodgett takes over from interim GMS President and CEO George
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