August 11, 2016

CLEVELAND Andrea Hogben, former president of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, will join Medical Mutual of Ohio as Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications, beginning Aug. 29.

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

“I am ecstatic that Andrea is joining us and will lead our communications areas once Jared retires next summer,” said Rick Chiricosta, chairman, president and CEO of Medical Mutual.  “She will be a great addition to my executive team.”

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

She serves on the boards of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the United Way of Greater Cleveland, and was most recently Co-Chair of the Marketing and Content Committee for the Republican National Convention Host Committee.

“I've always been impressed by the impact Medical Mutual has in our community and I have a tremendous amount of respect for the leadership team,” Hogben said.  “It’s an understatement to say that I'm thrilled to become part of it."


About Medical Mutual of Ohio – 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 served customers with high-quality, affordable group and personal health insurance plans, and third-party administrative services to self-insured group customers. As a mutual health insurance company, Medical Mutual is unique in that it operates for the benefit of its members. Unlike publicly-traded insurance companies that must maximize their financial return, Medical Mutual does not answer to stockholders or Wall Street analysts.  For more information, visit the company’s award-winning web site at