COLUMBUS, Ind. — Dave Barker, president and CEO of SIHO Insurance Services, is preparing to retire after leading the Columbus-based health care benefits company for the past 20 years.

John Sadtler, who has more than 25 years experience in the healthcare industry, was selected by the company’s board of directors to succeed Barker, SIHO General Counsel Doug Fauth said. After rejoining SIHO’s senior leadership team in 2014, Sadtler became vice president of strategy, business development and product innovation.

Sadtler has already assumed oversight responsibilities and is working with Barker to 

 

Dave Barker is retiring as the president and CEO of SIHO Insurance Services. He will be replaced by John Sadtler. Mike Wolanin | The Republic
Dave Barker is retiring as the president and CEO of SIHO Insurance Services. He will be replaced by John Sadtler. Mike Wolanin | The Republic
John Sadtler is the new president and CEO of SIHO Insurance Services. Mike Wolanin | The Republic
John Sadtler is the new president and CEO of SIHO Insurance Services. Mike Wolanin | The Republic

transition key relationships and other functions over the next three months, Fauth said.

Besides leading his company, Barker has been involved in many different roles in the community.

Read more in Friday’s print edition of The Republic.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.