Denver, CO – The Pinnacol Assurance Board of Directors recently announced that Philip B. Kalin has been named president and chief executive officer of Pinnacol.
“Phil Kalin will be an extraordinary leader,” said Board Chairman Blair Richardson. “His experience in running complex organizations, his keen vision and insight into the forces that are changing our marketplace, and his long service in Colorado make him the perfect fit for this job. Phil will be a great partner, working with the board of directors to protect the interests of policyholders and injured workers and to ensure Pinnacol’s long-term success.”
Kalin was selected as a finalist for the position on October 23. Pinnacol is required by Colorado statute to publicly identify any finalist for the president and CEO position two weeks before the position can be offered. That two-week period ended today, and the Pinnacol board voted unanimously to name Kalin president and CEO.
“I am both humbled and thrilled to be chosen as Pinnacol Assurance’s new president and CEO,” said Kalin. “My commitment is to stay focused on Pinnacol’s long-standing tradition of providing outstanding customer service, to helping our policyholders create and maintain safe workplaces and to providing compassionate care to Colorado’s injured workers. I also look forward to collaborating with stakeholders across the state to ensure that Pinnacol is a true partner in making Colorado the best place in the country to grow a business, live and work.”
Kalin served as president and CEO of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) from 2009 until the present. CIVHC is a nonprofit Regional Health Improvement Collaborative created to advance statewide initiatives to improve Colorado’s heath care quality and contain costs. In this role, Kalin has worked with the insurance and brokerage communities along with providers, policy makers and community members. He also served as president and CEO of Rose Medical Center in Denver and held senior executive positions at the Henry Ford Healthcare system in Detroit and the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland. Kalin also co-founded and was CEO of CustomMed Solutions, a health care technology company focused on improving workflow among insurance companies and providers. Kalin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa and a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Michigan.
Kalin will begin his service at Pinnacol on November 27.
Source: Pinnacol Assurance