Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross) announced Edward L. “Ned” Curran as the newest member of its board of trustees. The Blue Cross board consists of community leaders across North Carolina with varied backgrounds in health care, education, business and finance.

“Ned’s involvement in many community organizations combined with his history as a leader in business in the Charlotte-Metro area and across the state brings a unique perspective to our company,” said Blue Cross President and CEO, Brad Wilson.

Curran serves as the president and CEO of The Bissell Companies, a company serving as the headquarters for a variety of real estate related companies located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to joining Bissell in 1994, Curran served as vice president of taxes at McDevitt Street Bovis, overseeing the company’s substantial real estate portfolio.

Curran has a broad history of civic and community engagement. He has held various board and leadership positions with the N.C. Board of Transportation, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Urban Land Institute, and the United Way of Central Carolinas to name a few.

Curran earned an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina.

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