COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Ed Sellers is retiring as chief executive of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
The State newspaper reported Wednesday that the 65-year-old Sellers is leaving the state's largest insurer Aug. 1 after 18 years as chief.
Sellers has seen the company add 8,000 jobs and grow to a nearly $4 billion enterprise. He will stay on as board chairman for company that now has 11,000 employees in 11 states.
David Pankau is taking over as chief executive. He has been with BlueCross for 17 years.
Sellers says he will split time between his waterfront homes in Columbia and Sullivans Island. He also will stay on the board of Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston.
Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com
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