Quartz Welcomes New Chief Human Resources Officer

Quartz today announced that Brenda Murphy has joined the company as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Murphy joins the Quartz leadership team with over 25 years in human resources management within the medical device, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries.

“I’m honored to welcome Brenda to the Quartz leadership team,” said Dr. Mark Selna, President and Chief Executive Officer, Quartz. “Brenda’s extensive experience supporting highly-functioning teams and her approach as a collaborative and strategic partner will be invaluable to Quartz as we work together to foster an environment in which our employees can innovate and thrive. Brenda’s work to ensure the success of our employees will allow us to continue to deliver on our purpose—helping all our members and the communities we serve achieve a life well-lived.”

Murphy comes to Quartz after previously serving as Vice President of People at Vetsource, a pet care pharmaceutical organization. She brings over two decades of human resources experience gained through roles at companies including Welch Allyn Medical Devices, Ford Motor Company, and Johnson and Johnson. Murphy is also a talent influencer, thought partner, and regularly shares her leadership expertise as a panelist at various universities.

“I’m thrilled to be joining this outstanding team and to continue to build and advance the great people initiatives in place at Quartz,” Murphy said. “I’m so grateful to be joining a company that truly cares about our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. I look forward to working with everyone at Quartz to continue to empower our teams to deliver on our member-first mission and ensure we are helping our employees and members alike create a life well-lived.”

Murphy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and master’s in business administration from Lawrence Technological University. She also holds several certifications including as a Certified Human Capital Strategist. She is passionate about building inclusive organizations and talent development.

About Quartz

Quartz Health Solutions, Inc. (Quartz) is jointly owned by Advocate Aurora Health, Gundersen Health System, UnityPoint Health and UW Health. The company manages four provider-owned health insurance plans: Quartz Health Benefit Plans Corporation, Quartz Health Plan Corporation, Quartz Health Plan MN Corporation and Quartz Health Insurance Corporation. As a third-party administrator, Quartz also services self-funded health plans. Through an extensive provider network, Quartz focuses on local, community-based health care and services for nearly 370,000 customers who live in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. Quartz Health Solutions, Inc., Quartz Health Benefit Plans Corporation, Quartz Health Plan Corporation, Quartz Health Plan MN Corporation and Quartz Health Insurance Corporation are separate legal entities. For more information, visit

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