Dennis Richling, M.D., Named Chief Medical and Wellness Officer


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – HealthFitness has appointed Dennis Richling, M.D., chief medical and wellness officer. Richling has more than 20 years of experience in health management services and corporate wellness programs. Richling is currently senior medical director at The Trustmark Companies, HealthFitness’ parent company. He will continue in his capacity at The Trustmark Companies while focusing on developing HealthFitness’ comprehensive suite of evidence-based solutions for health and wellness engagement throughout the complete health continuum.

“We bring a rigorous, scientific process to everything we do,” explains HealthFitness President and CEO Paul Lotharius. “The addition of Dennis takes our expertise in the science of health and wellness to an exciting new level.”

Prior to joining Trustmark, Richling served as senior vice president of product management at Alere, a specialized health management services organization. He also was chief medical officer and assistant vice president of health services for the Union Pacific Railroad, which received numerous awards and recognition, including the C. Everett Koop Award for its health management services.

A graduate of Harvard Business School, Richling received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. He has served on numerous boards, including the American Heart Association, National Business Group on Health, Partnership for Prevention, Center for Disease Control’s Task Force for Community Preventive Service and the Surgeon General’s Interagency Committee on Smoking.

About HealthFitness
HealthFitness, a subsidiary of The Trustmark Companies, is an award-winning provider of integrated health promotion and fitness management solutions to Fortune 500 companies, the health care industry and individual consumers. With 30-plus years of experience, HealthFitness partners with employers to effectively manage health care and productivity costs by improving individual health and well-being. HealthFitness provides a portfolio of solutions, including best-in-class integration, INSIGHT® Health Risk Assessments, screenings, EMPOWERED® Health Coaching and fitness facility design and management. For more information on HealthFitness, visit