Health Plan begins search for new CEO

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – Phil Wright, president and CEO of the Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley, has announced his retirement from the Health Plan effective June 30.

Wright has served as CEO for 25 years during which the Health Plan experienced growth into every county of West Virginia and his oversight was instrumental in the company’s expansion into Northeast Ohio, according to officials. The Health Plan’s membership has grown to 370,000 during Wright’s tenure.

“Phil Wright provided great leadership for the organization,” said Dr. John D. Holloway, chairman of the board. “The board of directors is grateful for Wright’s leadership and appreciates what he has done for the Health Plan and its membership.”