Columbia, S.C. – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, one of the largest employers in the state, has selected Michael Mizeur to serve in the newly created position of president and chief operating officer.
In his new role, Mizeur will be responsible for all operating areas including the BlueCross BlueShield Commercial Health Division, the Government Contracting Division which operates as the Celerian group of companies, and all other corporate subsidiaries. This includes more than 20 companies involved in health insurance services, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE, and the Veterans Choice program.
Mizeur began his career at BlueCross in 1998 as a director in the finance area after seven years with Ernst & Young. Over time, his role expanded to include leadership of strategic investments and mergers & acquisitions. In 2011, Mizeur was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer where his responsibilities expanded to include facilities, human resources, and the Companion Life Insurance organization. Mizeur has a BBA from Western Michigan University and an MBA from Duke University.
“We are pleased to have someone of Mike’s caliber named president and chief operating officer for BlueCross,” said David Pankau, president and chief executive officer. “Mike is a proven leader with significant experience in our industry that will benefit our members and our employees. As we continue to grow our organization over time, Mike’s commitment to fulfilling our mission will serve our customers well and will continue our efforts to improve the communities we serve.”
“Our goal at BlueCross is to create value for our members, customers, employees and the communities we serve. We do this by focusing on execution and strategic growth,” said Mizeur. “I am honored to be a part of the leadership team which is building upon our 75 years of business and continuing that success into the future.”
About BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Headquartered in Columbia and operating in South Carolina for 75 years, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina comprises more than 20 companies involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health program and Medicare contracts, other insurance and employee benefits services, and a philanthropic foundation that funds programs to improve health care and access to health care for South Carolinians.
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