American Community Appoints Vice President of Corporate Communications

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American Community Mutual Insurance Company, a leading provider of Individual and Group health insurance, has appointed Ellen Downey, APR, MHP, as its Vice President of Corporate Communications, effective May 22.

American Community Mutual Insurance Company, a leading provider of Individual and Group health insurance, has appointed Ellen Downey, APR, MHP, as its Vice President of Corporate Communications, effective May 22.

Downey will report jointly to Peg Briggs, Senior Vice President of the Group division and Neal Spero, Senior Vice President of the Individual division. She will be responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate communications strategies and activities including the development of corporate advertising, branding, public relations, communications, marketing events, field training and education, promotional material and marketing incentive programs. She will work closely with the board of directors and senior management to ensure the advancement of the company’s business strategy.

“Ellen is a highly skilled communications professional who has a strong record of accomplishment. She will be instrumental in building the American Community image and brand for all product lines,” said Gerald Meach, President and CEO. “Our products and services are evolving quickly in this very dynamic marketplace and Ellen will be invaluable as she oversees the corporate communication efforts of the company,” he added.

Downey was most recently Director of Communications, Public Affairs & Training for Trinity Health Plans, where she oversaw all aspects of the company’s internal and external corporate communications. Her extensive healthcare experience also includes positions as Senior Manager of Marketing Communications for the healthcare division of Computer Sciences Corporation; Director of HMO Communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; and Manager of Marketing Communications for Oakwood Hospital System.

Downey holds a Master of Arts degree in advertising from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. She is accredited in public relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America, and has been certified as a Managed Healthcare Professional (MHP) through the America’s Health Insurance Plans. Downey and her family reside in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

About American Community

With beginnings dating back to 1938, American Community Mutual Insurance Company is one of the oldest health insurance companies in the United States. For over six decades, Americans have relied on American Community to make quality health care affordable. Based in Livonia, Michigan, American Community markets individual and group health insurance products in eight states through an agency force of over 5,000. The company provides high quality, affordable coverage to approximately 150,000 people. For more information, visit http://www.american-community.com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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