UHA Promotes Two to Executive Vice Presidents
(Honolulu, February 12, 2013) -- UHA recently promoted Lance Kaneshiro and Charles (Chuck) Murray to executive vice presidents as the health insurance company continues to make strides in strategic growth and navigate the changes resulting from healthcare reform.
"We have experienced nearly 20 percent annual membership growth over the last three years and our revenue topped $186 million, a 19.5 percent increase over the previous year," said Howard Lee, UHA's president and chief executive officer. "Lance and Chuck are critical to our executive team and have proven to be effective in positioning the company for the future."
Kaneshiro joined UHA in 1999 and was named senior vice president and chief sales officer in 2008. He was elevated to chief operating officer in July 2012, adding oversight of business development and customer service to his responsibilities.
The Honolulu resident received a bachelor of arts degree in public administration from the University of Hawaii and attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program. He is board member of the Hawaii Association of Health Plans and supports the Make a Wish Foundation and the Hawaii Arts Alliance.
Murray joined UHA in 2001 and was promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer in 2005. In addition to the financial services department, he oversees risk management services; contracting services; and claim services.
Murray attended the University of Florida and received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics with an emphasis in actuarial science from Northern Arizona University. He is a board member of the Autism Society of Hawaii, and serves as its treasurer and vice president. He is an Eagle Scout and recently was appointed as a board member-at-large for the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
About UHA (University Health Alliance)
UHA was founded by physicians in 1996 to improve the quality of healthcare for Hawaii's people. UHA provides medical, drug, and vision plans to Hawaii employer groups. By meeting strict quality standards to ensure clinically sound decision-making that respects the rights of both patients and medical providers, UHA received accreditation in Health Utilization Management through URAC. For additional information about UHA, visit www.uhahealth.com