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James Gibbs Joins Health Care Service Corporation as Head of Human Resources

CHICAGO -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) today announced James Gibbs will join the company as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Gibbs will report to Maurice Smith, president and chief executive officer of HCSC, and will lead all aspects of the company’s people strategy in support of the business plan to enable its overall growth, innovation and transformation agenda. Gibbs will also focus on continuing to build the company’s culture, talent and capabilities for the future.

 “James’ past success in building high-performing teams and elevating core HR functions is impressive. His disciplined and strategic approach began in his early leadership positions in the Marines and has been extended throughout his career by helping organization create environments that deliver exceptional results for employees and customers,” said Smith. “We are pleased to welcome James to the team, where he will apply an analytical lens to building an agile culture of inclusivity and personal growth. We look forward to his leadership in attracting and retaining talent that meets the evolving needs of our customers in a dynamic health care industry.”

Gibbs brings nearly 30 years of human resources experience to HCSC, having served most recently as executive vice president and chief people officer for Freeman Company, a Dallas-based global live event and brand experience company. His expertise lies in the thoughtful management of the intersection of strategy, talent and culture. He has extensive experience in the fields of organizational effectiveness, talent management, critical role succession planning and driving large-scale complex change. Previously he held global human resource leadership roles with McKesson, Frito Lay, Dupont, GE and Ford Motor Company. Gibbs also served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Gibbs holds a J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a B.A. in political science from Hampton University. He and family currently live in Dallas and will be relocating to Chicago.

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