By Marlee Moore
Ryan Stanford joined the Alabama Farmers Federation as its Alfa Health manager May 9. In this role, he will help members access Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama products through the Federation home office in Montgomery and local Alfa Insurance offices.
“The health and well-being of each person is important, since we can best fulfill our purpose when we feel our best, both physically and mentally,” said Stanford, 36. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to provide world-class service as our team helps select the right coverage options for Farmers Federation members and their families.”
Stanford joins the Federation after more than a decade in human resources at Caddell Construction Co. in Montgomery. His experience recruiting talent, formulating company policy and negotiating contracts will be invaluable as he helps members navigate the complicated world of health insurance, said Federation Chief Financial Officer Phillip Johns.
“Alfa Health is all about helping members receive ample health care coverage at the best price possible with the best service possible,” said Johns, whose department oversees Alfa Health. “Ryan understands that goal and is ready to serve our members while leading the Alfa Health team. We’re excited to see the good he and his team will accomplish.”
Stanford earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Western Michigan University in 2010 and is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery, the city’s premier leadership development program.
Stanford has been married seven years to Melanie, a manager in Property & Casualty Underwriting at Alfa Insurance. They live in Montgomery and are members at Eastern Hills Baptist Church.