CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) today announced two senior–level promotions to enhance company–wide efficiency and excellence.
BCBSNC President and CEO Bob Greczyn announced Brad Wilson’s promotion to the new position of executive vice president, chief administrative officer and corporate secretary. Wilson will be responsible for many of the departments providing service to the entire company, including Corporate Communications, Customer Satisfaction, Government Affairs, Human Resources, Strategic Development, and Workplace Resources.
Wilson, who previously was BCBSNC senior vice president and general counsel, joined the company in 1995 after serving as general counsel for former Gov. Jim Hunt. Wilson, who is chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, also practiced law in Lenoir, N.C., for 14 years.
"Brad’s leadership was crucial to our corporate transformation as we renewed our focus on customers and returned the company to financial stability," Greczyn said. "This expanded role will allow us to make even greater use of Brad’s leadership abilities to help our customers and our company. His vision and his knowledge of our company, North Carolina and the public policy arena are tremendous assets."
Greczyn also announced Maureen O’Connor’s promotion to senior vice president and general counsel. She will be responsible for all legal and regulatory issues, including regulatory compliance, litigation management, contract management, ethics and privacy, fraud and general corporate matters. Previously, she served as vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer of BCBSNC.
O’Connor came to the company in 2000 after being of counsel to the Raleigh law firm of Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan. Her previous posts have included senior regional counsel for CIGNA Corp; regional general counsel for Healthsource, Inc.; and senior vice president for Healthsource North Carolina, Inc.
"There is no more important job for any company than strictly adhering to laws and regulations, meeting its contractual obligations, protecting customer privacy and setting a strong ethical standard," Greczyn said. "Maureen has shown great leadership to the entire company in overseeing law and regulatory matters. Her expertise will be a great asset to the executive leadership team."
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3 million members, including approximately 540,000 served on behalf of other Blue Plans. The company offers its members the Blue ExtrasSM value–added programs, which provide discounts and information on a wide variety of health–related services at no additional cost. BCBSNC also offers life, dental, long–term care and disability insurance products. For 71 years, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of North Carolina through support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health.
BCBSNC’s HMO product has earned Excellent Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, not–for–profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care. BCBSNC also has North Carolina’s first and only NCQA accredited PPO plan – Blue OptionsSM. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Access BCBSNC online at