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J.D. Hickey

President & CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

As CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, JD is responsible for aligning the mission, values and strategic goals for the state’s largest health plan.

With both a medical and legal background, JD brings a unique perspective to guiding the leadership team responsible for daily service to our 3.4 million members. He is responsible for the development and implementation of long-range strategic goals and objectives for BlueCross.

Prior to his appointment as CEO in September 2015, JD served as BlueCross Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for three years. He joined the company in 2011 as President and CEO of Medicaid managed care subsidiary BlueCare Tennessee.

Before joining BlueCross in 2011, JD was a partner at McKinsey & Company. From 2004 to 2006, he served as director of TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, leading efforts to reform the program and return it to financial stability.

JD serves on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans and the National Institute of Health Care Management.

After graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, JD earned his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine and his juris doctorate from the Duke University School of Law.