Humana, a publicly traded health and supplemental benefits company, has appointed Mark El-Tawil as market president of its Arizona's operations.

Mr El-Tawil will be responsible for the overall management and strategic planning for Humana’s commercial, consumer-driven and self-insured health benefit products sold to employer groups in Arizona.

Prior to joining Humana, Mr El-Tawil served as Health Net’s chief senior product officer where he was responsible for the company’s medicare operations nationally, and has served as Health Net’s Arizona market president.

Paul Moore, CEO of Humana’s west region, said: Mark brings with him a dynamic combination of business acumen, diverse career experience and relationships in the health benefits industry and Arizona provider community. Combining his background and the capable Arizona team already in place, we will have a strong finish to 2008, continuing our growth in the market.