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Medical Mutual of Ohio CEO announces plans to retire

Rick Chiricosta has been with the company for more than 22 years.
Credit: Medical Mutual
Medical Mutual CEO Rick Chiricosta.

CLEVELAND — On Tuesday, Medical Mutual of Ohio announced the retirement of CEO and President Rick Chiricosta. 

Chiricosta, also chairman of the company, took the job in January 2009 and will stay in his position through 2022. 

“On behalf of our board of directors and the Medical Mutual family, I want to thank Rick for his visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to the communities we serve,” said Lead Director Bob King. “He has been the heart and soul of our company, fiercely dedicated to its customers and its employees, for more than a decade. I couldn’t be happier with the positive momentum he and his team have created in a very challenging environment. One of the greatest legacies Rick will leave behind is an extraordinarily engaged employee culture of service and excellence."

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“It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve Medical Mutual’s members and employees,” said Mr. Chiricosta. “This company, and the amazing people who work here, are so important to Ohio’s communities. I’m forever grateful for the time I have spent here and the impact it has had on my life.”

Chiricosta was also co-chair of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s 2019 and 2020 Harvest for Hunger campaigns and co-chair of the United Way of Greater Cleveland’s 2012 campaign. 

Chiricosta originally joined Medical Mutual in 1986 and has spent more than 35 years with the company. Search firm Spencer Stuart will assist in finding Charicosta's replacement.

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