Anthem Healthcare has appointed Ross Jacobs as Director of PR in its Commercial Accounts Division. Reporting to Cindy Wakefield, Senior Director of Public Relations, Jacobs will be responsible for providing corporate communications services and support across for major accounts within the division. Anthem (formerly WellPoint) is the one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies, a Fortune Top 50 company and owns 14 Blue Cross Plans across the country.
Jacobs joined Anthem from Sprout/NBCUniversal in Philadelphia where he was the head of Communications and PR. Jacobs spent the first 10 years of his career with CNN/Sports Illustrated and Ketchum Inc. in various PR and Account Manager roles. Jacobs holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.
Sterling Search & Consulting , a retained executive search firm based in Jacksonville, FL, assisted Anthem Health in the recruitment and selection of Ross Jacobs.