Shannon Susko
Shannon Susko

Shannon Susko, who most recently led Edelman Smithfield’s healthcare division, comes on board at Centene Corporation as senior VP and chief communications officer.

At Edelman Smithfield, Susko was also managing director and co-head of strategic situations and investor relations, serving as an advisor to boards and management teams of public and private companies. Before coming to Edelman Smithfield in 2016, she was VP of communications at Global Strategy Group.

Susko also founded her own consulting firm, Susko & Co, which worked with clients in the healthcare and financial services industries, and was director of executive operations at TriWest Healthcare Alliance, a Department of Defense managed care support contractor responsible for the administration of the military's healthcare program.

In her new post, Susko will be responsible for Centene's communications function, leading the development and execution of all internal and external communications, overseeing corporate reputation and advancing communications strategy in support of the company's business objectives.

"Shannon is an accomplished leader with a distinguished track record in strategic communications and a deep understanding of the healthcare and financial landscape," said Centene CEO Sarah London.