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SAIF Board Names Kerry Barnett as New CEO
By: Randy Ingraham
On April 8, 2015 the five-member Board of Directors of SAIF Corporation hired Kerry Barnett as President and CEO beginning on May 22, 2015. Barnett has extensive insurance experience, and had been working for Cambia Health Solutions (formerly the Regence Group) as their Executive V.P. and Chief Legal Officer. His other insurance experience includes serving in executive positons with ODS Health Plans and HealthFirst Medical Group. From 1993 to 1997, Barnett was the Director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). As Director of DCBS he served as Oregon’s Insurance Commissioner with the responsibility of protecting consumers while encouraging a financially stable, innovative, and competitive insurance marketplace. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in New York, and a law degree from Yale Law School in New Haven Connecticut.
SAIF’s Board of Directors had appointed John Gilkey, Senior Vice President of Policyholder Service & Programs as the interim CEO after they terminated the employment of John Plotkin on May 9, 2014. Plotkin was chosen from among over 200 applicants to succeed Brenda Rocklin, and had only been on the job as CEO since February, 2014. Gilkey has been a SAIF employee for 35 years and accepted the position on an interim basis and announced his retirement soon after the SAIF Board of Directors hired Barnett.