Koster to work as vice president at Centene Corporation


ST. LOUIS – Former Gov. Jay Nixon has moved into his new position as a partner with the Dowd Bennett Law Firm in University City, and now former Attorney General Chris Koster has also announced his transition into the private sector.

Koster will become the senior vice president of corporate services with the Centene Corporation, the health insurance company. Koster will not work in government relations, instead directly consulting Centene Chairman, President and CEO Michael Neidorff. The former attorney general will report directly to Neidorff on business-related issues for Centene’s local health plans across the country.

“I am honored to join a team of individuals who every day work to provide high-quality healthcare to vulnerable populations across the United States,” Koster said in a statement. “In many ways, this opportunity provides the continuation of the mission I have pursued for the past decade.”

Koster made Medicaid expansion a cornerstone of his unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign and was a major advocate to increase coverage throughout the state during his time in office. He lost to Gov. Eric Greitens in the November elections.

Neidorff also expressed his excitement to have Koster on board. Koster will work from Clayton.

“I look forward to bringing Mr. Koster on board to build upon our diverse breadth of expertise and leadership on our senior team,” Mr. Neidorff said. “Mr. Koster brings a unique perspective to our business, which will help us continue to drive long-term growth, and most importantly, deliver better health outcomes for our members at lower costs for our state partners.”