eHealth appoints Scott Flanders as CEO
Mr. Flanders served as CEO and a member of the Board of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. from 2009 until May 2016.
Previously, Mr. Flanders spent three years as CEO of Freedom Communications, overseeing the Company's diversified media portfolio. He served as an independent director of Freedom's Board for five years before joining the company as CEO.
Between 1999 and 2005, Mr. Flanders served as Chairman and CEO of the Columbia House Company. After beginning his career as a tax and business consultant with PwC, he spent 14 years withMacmillan Publishing.
He became President of Macmillan USA in 1993 and established the Company as the largest computer book publisher, the first publisher of books about the internet and the first publisher to sell books online.
In addition to serving on the Board of eHealth, he serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University.
Mr. Flanders holds a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from Indiana University. He is also a certified public accountant.
In addition, The Honorable Ellen Tauscher, a director of the Company since 2012, has been appointed Independent Non-Executive Board Chair.
Ms. Tauscher is a former seven-term Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing California's 10th Congressional district, and a Wall Street veteran with over ten years of capital markets experience.
While in Congress, Ms. Tauscher was a leading centrist Democrat and Chairman of the New Democrat Coalition, a caucus of 65 moderate Democrats in the House. From 2001 to 2005, she served as vice-chairwoman of the Democratic Leadership Council.
Nominated by President Barack Obama in March 2009 as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs and confirmed by the Senate in June 2009, she served in this role untilFebruary 2012.
As Under Secretary, Ms. Tauscher successfully closed negotiations of the New Start Treaty with the Russian Federation in March 2010 in Geneva, after months of stalemate. She also represented the U.S. at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations in May 2010, which produced the first consensus agreement in 10 years.
Ms. Tauscher began her career on Wall Street, starting at Bache & Co., and subsequently as an investment banker for Bear Stearns and a subsidiary of Drexel Burnham Lambert. She also served as an officer of the American Stock Exchange during this time.
At age 25, she was a one of the first women to become a Member of the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Tauscher returned to the private sector in February 2012 and, in addition to serving on the Board of eHealth, serves as a director on the Boards ofEdison International and Southern California Edison, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., BAE Systems, Inc. and Aurora Flight Sciences.
Ms. Tauscher is also on the Board of Advisors of SpaceX. She holds a B.S. degree in early childhood education fromSeton Hall University.
In connection with these appointments, Gary Lauer is transitioning out as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Lauer will continue on in an advisory role through the end of the year to help ensure a smooth transition.