Illinois: Marketplace Executive Director Resigns

Karin Zosel, Executive Director at Get Covered Illinois, resigned from the post she has held since March 2015, returning to previous employer MacMurray College as its vice president of institutional advancement. Mark Chudzinski, the Marketplace’s general counsel and chief privacy officer, has been named acting director. Zosel’s resignation comes during a time of transition, as Get Covered Illinois moves from the governor’s office to the Illinois Department of Insurance with reduced resources, including fewer staff positions.

Utah: Governor Appoints Joseph Minor to Lead Health Department

Governor Gary Herbert (R) announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph Kay Minor as the new Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health, replacing Dr. David Patton, who stepped down from the role on July 31 to pursue private sector opportunities. Dr. Minor has more than 30 years of experience directing the Utah County Health Department—one of the largest departments of health in the State—and has served numerous clinical consulting and board membership roles. Dr. Minor's appointment is subject to the approval of the Utah State Senate.