Kingsdale steps down as Mass. Connector chief; Shor steps in
Massachusetts Health Connector Executive Director Jon Kingsdale announced he will step down from his leadership post on June 4. Kingsdale, whose agency is responsible for creating and regulating Massachusetts’ health insurance exchange, has led the Connector since its inception in 2006. “I write to inform you of my decision to leave the Connector,” Kingsdale said in a letter to the agency’s board. “After four years at the helm, I have decided to seek new challenges.” A spokesman for the Connector squelched speculation that Kingsdale would take a leadership position in the Obama administration. Glen Shor, Massachusetts’ assistant secretary for healthcare policy, has been appointed to take over leadership of the Connector, the spokesman, Dick Powers, confirmed.
Kingsdale says he will leave his Mass. Connector post in June.