CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) is pleased to announce the promotion of King Prather to vice president, Legal Services. Prather, who has been with the company for almost four years, will now have responsibility for managing four of the company's key legal and regulatory areas including Law, Corporate Contract Management, Special Investigations Unit, and the Privacy & Security Regulatory Office. Prather previously served as deputy general counsel, Corporate Law.
"King's strong background in business, law and contract management has made him an integral part of our leadership team and a natural choice to drive the efforts in developing and managing the infrastructure we need in order to meet the demands of our growing membership base," said Maureen O'Connor, BCBSNC's chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary. "King excels at understanding our complex business needs and enhancing our organizational efficiency. He's up to the challenge and this promotion shows he can deliver the results."
Prather chairs BCBSNC's Security Governance Board and advises the company's Corporate Incident Response Team. Prather also serves on the Competitive Fitness Team, a corporate-wide effort focused on helping the company remain in strong financial shape. Prather and his family live in Cary where he is a member of the Cary Town Athletics Committee and is a Cary youth sports coach.
Prior to joining BCBSNC, Prather practiced with the Raleigh office of Hunton & Williams. Previously he was a vice president with an Internet start-up, and before that he spent nearly six years with the Department of Administration procuring technology on behalf of the State of North Carolina. He has an Economics degree from the University of Virginia, and his JD from North Carolina Central School of Law.
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