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After 15 years with Cigna, Wendell Potter abruptly resigned with no job to hop to. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy.

Wendell Potter sleeps better at night ever since he quit his job as an insurance company spokesperson and struck out on his own as a critic of his former industry.

Born and raised in Tennessee, Potter’s first career was as a journalist for major media companies. He gravitated to public relations, eventually taking a public relations job with Humana. That led him to Cigna, where he rose to manage the company’s corporate communications department. After 15 years with Cigna, he abruptly resigned with no job to hop to.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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