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Excellus BCBS appoints Mark Muthumbi Regional President for Central New York Region

For Immediate Release:  2020-07-13

Contact:  Aida Byrne, (315) 941-0358

Mark Muthumbi, current regional vice president of Sales and Account Management, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, will expand his responsibilities to include the position of regional president of the company’s Central New York market, the health plan announced today.  

Muthumbi will replace Jim Reed, who was recently named president and CEO-elect of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and its parent company, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies, Inc.

“Over his 21-year career at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Mark has established strong relationships with customers, employers, providers, brokers, and community leaders across Central New York while developing collaborative approaches to deliver quality, drive change, and overall growth for the health plan,” said Reed. 

In his new role as regional president, he will combine his leadership of Sales and Account Management with the additional responsibility of supporting and maintaining business and quality health, and provider networks in Central New York.  There are approximately 850 Excellus BlueCross BlueShield employees who work in the Central New York offices.

A 2003 graduate of Le Moyne College with a master’s degree in business administration, Muthumbi received his bachelor’s degree from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.

Muthumbi is a member of the board for the Boy Scouts Longhouse Council, and the current chair of their 2020 Boy Power event. He also serves as a board member for Hospice of Central New York, and the Pan African Community of Central New York. Muthumbi is a past board member for Empower Associated Services, Girl Scouts of Central New York, and Leadership Greater Syracuse.

Muthumbi received BizEventz’ 40 Under Forty Award and is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse. 

Muthumbi resides with his family in Baldwinsville, NY.

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company's mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With more than 3,500 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit

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