Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions Names Les McPhearson as Vice President of Product and Innovation


LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Les McPhearson, 48, joined Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions as Vice President, Product and Innovation. The announcement was made by Alex Moral, Trustmark Senior Vice President.

“The voluntary marketplace is changing ever more rapidly,” said Moral. “Les will be our ongoing point leader on strategy, on the voice of the customer and on latest market trends, while helping navigate what’s ahead of us, such as the upcoming insurance exchanges.”

McPhearson will also focus on finding new products to boost Trustmark’s innovation standing in the marketplace, as well as work to enhance or modify existing products to continue to meet market demands. His office is located at Trustmark’s headquarters in Lake Forest, Ill.

“In light of the current climate in the health insurance industry along with the implications of healthcare reform, voluntary benefits can address employer group needs in more strategic ways than ever before,” said McPhearson. “Trustmark, one of the leaders in voluntary benefits and services, is poised to move ahead dramatically. I’m glad to be on board to help make that a reality.”

McPhearson has more than 15 years of experience in innovation, marketing and product development, consumer engagement and analytics, process improvement, healthcare, operations, human resources and IT. He most recently served as director of business innovation at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and health innovation at Humana.

He holds an MBA from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, participated in the graduate level engineering program at the Naval Nuclear Power School, and has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/Computer Science from Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.

About Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions
Trustmark is a mutual company with a century of experience in voluntary benefits. It provides the resources that employers and employees need to make knowledgeable decisions to enhance their benefit plans and provide vital financial protection. Trustmark is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best, with $1.9 billion in assets and more than 2 million covered lives. Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions is a division of Trustmark Companies, celebrating its centennial year in 2013. Visit

Cindy Gallaher