The Boon Group, Inc. Announces James Patton As CEO
AUSTIN, TEXAS – March 9, 2016 – The Boon Group, Inc., a leader in employee benefits administration, today announced Mr. James Patton as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Patton succeeds The Boon Group’s former CEO, Mr. Sterling Boon, who will continue as Founder and Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Patton previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer for The Boon Insurance Agency, Inc. Mr. Patton’s responsibilities included managing strategic planning and initiatives related to future business opportunities and practices.
With The Boon Group since 1999, Mr. Patton also served in previous roles including Vice President of Sales, where he managed strategic partner initiatives and oversaw the Sales, Marketing and Proposals Departments for The Boon Group. Prior to 2007, Mr. Patton served as the Vice President of Sales and Regional Sales Manager for The Boon Insurance Agency, managing an increasing number of the company’s sales offices, including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, the Midwest market cluster, and, later, Los Angeles, San Diego, Anchorage, Dallas, Denver and Atlanta.
As CEO and President, Mr. Patton will lead the company in a new direction guided by values-based leadership, with employees and community at the top of the priorities list. The Boon Group revealed its new mission on Friday, February 26: By being human first, we are passionately driven to provide healthcare solutions that allow us to age fearlessly and live with purpose.
“We desperately want to lead with our values first,” Mr. Patton says. “I see so many people not only who don’t have health insurance, but who don’t understand how health insurance works, and don’t understand the cost of health insurance or why it costs so much. We’re asking ourselves how we can make healthcare more transparent and more affordable for everyone.”
“This is an exciting time for our company,” says Sterling Boon. “I’ve had the opportunity to watch James grow as a leader over the last 17 years and can say he is truly dedicated to and passionate about changing the face of healthcare and improving the lives of our employees, our clients, our partners and beyond. I believe he can lead us to become an organization that is more committed to community, compassion and connection.”
To learn more about The Boon Group’s new vision, and commitment to accessible and transparent healthcare, watch our Changing the Face of Healthcare: The Boon Group Vision video.
About The Boon Group
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Boon Group® is a full service employee benefits company dedicated to putting people first. Empowered by a sense of service, we believe that accessible and transparent healthcare is a basic human right. We stand with the employers and employees who, just like all who work at The Boon Group, are faced with the daunting task of navigating our healthcare system. Together, we can find a better way for all Americans to access healthcare.