Blue Cross NC Leadership Team

Danielle C. Gray

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Danielle C. Gray is Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC). She brings extensive experience in legal, policy and regulatory matters from both government and business.

At Blue Cross NC, Danielle leads areas that include Legal, Audit, Government Affairs, Health Policy and Compliance. She is also a primary liaison with our Board of Trustees.

Danielle came to her current role after serving as a partner in the New York law firm of O’Melveny and Myers. She advised health care companies, financial services institutions, universities, and clients in a range of industries on litigation, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Danielle served in several public service roles in the White House and Department of Justice. As Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, Danielle was responsible for policy and communications coordination among all Cabinet-level agencies. As Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, she advised the President and senior staff on key economic policy decisions.

As Associate Counsel to the President, Danielle provided legal advice on domestic and economic policy initiatives, and played a lead role on judicial selection. And as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, she helped supervise litigation of high-impact civil cases at the Justice Department.  

She received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was editor of the Harvard Law Review. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and public policy from Duke University. She served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Merrick Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court.


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Danielle C. Gray

Leadership Team

Tunde Sotunde MD, MBA, FAAP
President and CEO

Jo Abernathy
Chief Information Officer

Lisa Cade
Chief Service Operations Officer

Francesca D. Gary
Senior Vice President, Government Markets

Sonny Goyal
Senior Vice President, Diversified Business Group and Chief Strategy Officer

Danielle C. Gray
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Karla Mizelle
Senior Vice President, Chief Operations & Member Experience Officer

Von Nguyen, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Fara Palumbo
Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Mitch Perry
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gerald Petkau
Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets