MedMal Direct Announces Appointment of Melodee Dixon as President and CEO

February 1, 2019 by matray

Jacksonville-based MedMal Direct Insurance Co. announced the appointment of Melodee Dixon as president and chief executive officer. Butler Ball, MedMal Direct's founding president and CEO, will continue to serve as the CEO of Physicians Trust, Inc., MedMal Direct's parent company. Ball will also continue to sit on the board of directors of MedMal Direct.

Dixon has more than 30 years of insurance operations experience exclusively in the medical professional liability sector. She has served as MedMal Direct's chief operating officer since December 2016. Prior to joining MedMal Direct, she held executive roles for various insurance carriers and managing general agencies.

"Melodee's experience and dynamic leadership style will serve the company well as we approach our second decade of providing physicians with direct access to quality medical malpractice coverage," said Ball. "I look forward to supporting her in this exciting new chapter of MedMal Direct's growth and success."

According to the company, Dixon's appointment as CEO aligns with the evolution of MedMal Direct's leadership team to support a focus on innovation, technology and direct relationships with physician insureds. Other recent appointments to the company's executive leadership team include Marc Hammett, an industry veteran who was appointed chief financial officer in July 2017, and Bryan Carter, who joined the company as senior vice president of sales and marketing in November 2018 with more than 25 years in sales and operational leadership experience.

Melodee Dixon, President and CEO of MedMal Direct Insurance Company

"This marks a fantastic milestone for our company; one that has been years in planning and about which I am thrilled. We have positioned ourselves for our next phase of growth with the management team we now have in place. Their experience and technical expertise will bolster our work toward scaling the business and taking it to the next level," Ball said.

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