ST. LOUIS: Centene Corporation, a managed care provider, named Toni Simonetti the SVP of public affairs, effective December 22. She oversees the corporate marketing and communications division and will lead the development of a PR program for the company. Simonetti, former chief communications officer for GMAC, reports to Michael Neidorff, chairman and CEO of the company. It is a new position.
GMAC promoted Gina Proia, a former executive director of communications, to VP and chief communications officer in June 2009. Simonetti left GMAC in June, as well.