Governance and Leadership

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has a responsibility to conduct business with high ethical standards and in compliance with applicable laws. The information below describes our Board of Trustees role in meeting this responsibility.

Ethics at Blue Cross NC

Blue Cross NC is committed to conducting our business dealings with honesty, integrity and fairness. That commitment earned us recognition as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016). Ethisphere Institute reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. Ethisphere Institute is an international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

The Blue Cross NC Code of Conduct provides important guidelines for ethical and lawful conduct for every employee and member of our Board of Trustees. It puts our values into action. And it is more than a set of rules; it contains the principles we work by and is a guide to help us make the right decisions every day.

If you want to learn more, you can call the ethics hotline at 1-888-486-1554. The hotline is a confidential service that you can call 24 hours a day if you have questions or concerns about the Code of Conduct.

Board of Trustee Members

Frank B. Holding, Jr - Chairman - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
First Citizens Bank

Jeffrey T. Barber - Managing Director
Fennebresque & Company

Roberta B. Bowman - Chief Brand and Communications Officer
Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)

Anita R. Brown-Graham - Professor of Public Law and Government
UNC School of Government

William (Bill) Bryan - Executive Chairman
Mount Olive Pickle Company

Lisa Carey, MD - Associate Director for Clinical Research, UNC-Chapel Hill - Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Physician-in-Chief, North Carolina Cancer Hospital

Edward L. (Ned) Curran - President
Northwood Office LLC

Walter C. Davenport - Certified Public Accountant
Cherry, Bakaert & Holland (Retired Partner)

John D. Kimberly - President
Carolina Alliance Bank

Harold L. Martin, Sr. Ph.D. - Chancellor
North Carolina A&T State University

Jimmie (Jim) W. Phillips, Jr. - Attorney
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP


Blue Cross NC Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Tunde Sotunde

Tunde Sotunde MD, MBA, FAAP

President and CEO

Gerald Petkau

Gerald Petkau

Chief Operating Officer

Jo Abernathy

Jo Abernathy

Chief Information Officer

Lisa Cade

Lisa Cade

Chief Service Operations Officer

Patrick Getzen

Patrick Getzen

Senior Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Danielle C. Gray

Danielle C. Gray

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Fara Palumbo

Fara Palumbo

Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

John Roos

John T. Roos

Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer

Dr. Rahul Rajkumar

Rahul Rajkumar, MD

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer


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