Medical Mutual Appoints Andrea Hogben Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Andrea Hogben, former president of Northeast Ohio Media Group, will join Medical Mutual of Ohio as senior vice president of strategic communications, effective August 29.

Hogben will report to Jared Chaney, executive vice president and chief communications officer, who announced earlier this year that he would retire in August 2017.

“I am thrilled to have Andrea join us and lead our areas of communications once Jared retires next summer,” said Rick Chiricosta, President and CEO of Medical Mutual. “She will be a great addition to my management team.”

Hogben joins Medical Mutual after a 22-year career with the Cleveland Plain Dealer that culminated in her role as president of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, which included the Plain Dealer and for three years. Prior to becoming President, Andrea held various positions there, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

She serves on the boards of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the United Way of Greater Cleveland, and most recently served as co-chair of the Republican National Convention Host Committee’s Marketing and Content Committee.

“I’ve always been impressed with the impact Medical Mutual has in our community and have tremendous respect for the management team,” said Hogben. “It’s an understatement to say I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

About Ohio Medical Mutual – Founded in 1934, Medical Mutual of Ohio is the oldest and largest health insurance company based in Ohio. For more than 80 years, the company has provided customers with high-quality, affordable group and personal health insurance plans, as well as third-party administrative services for self-insured group customers. As a health mutual, Medical Mutual has the particularity of operating for the benefit of its members. Unlike publicly traded insurance companies that must maximize their financial return, Medical Mutual does not respond to shareholders or Wall Street analysts. For more information, visit the company’s award-winning website at