January 12, 2015
President and CEO Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Brad Wilson brings to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina a passion for health care, a deep commitment to community, and involvement and expertise in business and public policy. As president and CEO of sthe state’s largest health insurer, with 3.8 million customers, Wilson is dedicated to improving North Carolina’s health care system, making health care more affordable and helping BCBSNC to adapt in a changing health care environment.
Wilson serves as chair of the National Institute for Health Care Management to address health care challenges at the national level. He also serves as a director of the Bllue Cross and Blue Shield Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), BCS Financial Corporation and Prime Therapeutics, among others.
This work continues in North Carolina, where he chairs the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carollina Foundation – an independent charitable organization that has invested nearly $90 million in community-based health and wellness efforts. He is also treasurer of the North Carolina Chamber, board member of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, and a past chair of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors.
Wilson, who joined BCBSNC in 1995, held a range of senior-level positions before being tapped to lead the organization in 2010. A life long North Carolinian, he previously practiced law and served as general counsel to Gov. Jim Hunt, directing the governor’s legislative strategy and heading his legal department.