WellCare has appointed Blair Todt as senior vice president and chief compliance officer, effective from early April, 2010. He will report to Alec Cunningham, CEO and the regulatory compliance committee of the board of directors.

Previously, Mr Todt served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for health care provider MedCath. Prior to joining MedCath in 2006, he served as deputy general counsel, compliance and litigation at BearingPoint.

Earlier in his career, Mr Todt was a partner at Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney, and Laird, PC. He also served as a law clerk to the US District Judge Con Cholakis in the Northern District of New York.

Mr Cunningham, said: “We are delighted that Blair is joining our senior management team. His extensive experience and expertise in business ethics and regulatory compliance will serve us well as we continue to strengthen the relationships with our government clients and improve services, quality, and access for our members and providers.”

Mr Todt, said: “WellCare has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to ethical business practices and regulatory compliance. I look forward to working with associates throughout the company as we continue the development of a best-in-class compliance program.”