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UnitedHealthcare names Optum exec McMahon as CEO
Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group is switching up the roles of its top executives.

The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer on Friday said that Dirk McMahon, the current president and chief operating officer of fast-growing business unit Optum, will become CEO of UnitedHealthcare, the company’s insurance arm.

Steve Nelson, who was named UnitedHealthcare CEO just two years ago, is retiring immediately. He has been with the company for 15 years.