Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) is proud to announce that Dr. Tunde Sotunde, CEO of Blue Cross NC, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives for 2024.  

This program honors licensed clinicians in executive roles who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare as paving the way to better health through their executive responsibility, leadership qualities, innovation, community service and achievements inside and outside of their respective organizations. 

"Our 2024 honorees work in all corners of the industry and at organizations and companies of all sizes," said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief at Modern Healthcare. "Yet one thing they share is a commitment to improving their organizations inside and out. They are leading workforce strategies, expanding access to care and improving the bottom line. At the same time, our 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives also are finding time to be part of their communities, a critical part of understanding the patient’s needs and redefining healthcare." 

Dr. Sotunde came to Blue Cross NC in 2020. He has held leadership roles as a physician, educator and health plan executive and has an accomplished record of implementing innovative health care delivery models and improving quality of care for patients. During his career, Dr. Sotunde has worked diligently to navigate complex changes in the health care industry. This includes expanding the company's industry-leading Blue Premier program and working to make health care better for all North Carolinians.

The profiles of all the honorees are featured in the June 10, 2024, issue of Modern Healthcare magazine and online at