BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Board of Directors today elected Terry Kellogg as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He assumes the office following the retirement of Phillip Pope on June 30, 2010. Pope has served as Blue Cross' CEO since 2003.
Kellogg, 57, joined Blue Cross in 1982. He most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer.
"Terry's 28 years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama give him the training and understanding of the day-to-day operations of this Company," said Blue Cross Chairman of the Board M. Eugene Moor, Jr. "We are confident that Terry will provide strategic leadership during this time of unprecedented changes in healthcare."
"As everyone knows by now, the future will be challenging for the healthcare industry," said Terry Kellogg. "Working with the knowledgeable team we have at Blue Cross, we will remain committed to improving healthcare for the 3.2 million individuals we serve. We will continue our mission of providing employers, families and individuals access to quality, affordable healthcare."
About Terry Kellogg
During his career at Blue Cross, Kellogg served as Vice President and Chief Actuary, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President. He currently serves as chairman of the finance committee for United Way of Central Alabama and serves on the boards of directors for BCS Financial Corporation, Birmingham Chapter of the American Red Cross, Business Council of Alabama, Greater Alabama Council Boy Scouts of America and Innovation Depot. Kellogg, a native of Council Grove, Kansas, is a graduate of the University of Kansas, is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has insured Alabamians for nearly 75 years. Blue Cross offers coverage plans to corporations, individuals and the senior market. For more information about Blue Cross, visit www.bcbsal.com.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama