Robert “Bob” Kyte will replace Donald W. Kemper as Healthwise CEO starting July 1.
Kyte worked for Healthwise as general counsel and other roles from 1990 to 2009.
Kemper founded the Boise-based nonprofit in 1975 and announced his plans to retire — along with his wife and fellow Healthwise leader Molly Mettler — last year.
Kemper started Healthwise to educate, empower and engage health care consumers. Since Healthwise began, it has grown to $39 million in annual revenues and 270 employees in the U.S., including offices in Boise and Boston.
Kyte will join Healthwise on June 1 and become CEO July 1, when Kemper retires.
Kyte most recently worked as president of the nonprofit Adventist Risk Management, a risk-management insurance broker and administrator. He also was president and CEO of Gencon Insurance Co., an affiliate of Adventist Risk Management that serves the Seventlh-day Adventist Church.
“The Healthwise formula for success combines equal parts of passion for the mission, commitment to our unique culture and deep desire to help every client succeed,” Kemper said in a news release announcing Kyte’s appointment. “Bob is drawn to the Healthwise mission, he has helped to champion our culture, and he knows how to both lead and serve our clients.”