Humana, a Kentucky-based health and supplemental benefits company, has appointed Rhonda Bagby as president of its Louisiana commercial operations.

In this role, based in New Orleans, Bagby will be responsible for the state’s overall commercial operations, including medical and specialty benefits.

She will report to Humana’s southeast commercial operations CEO Craig Drablos.

Bagby brings 18 years of insurance industry experience to statewide role. Bagby has been with Humana since 2005, most recently as the company’s interim commercial president for Louisiana. Previously, she was chief financial officer for southeast region and responsible for commercial plan oversight for Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Prior to joining Humana, Bagby held various positions with UnitedHealthcare, including a national role in medical economics in 2004-2005 and as chief financial officer of the Gulf States Region from 1999-2004.

Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering an array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.