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Corporate Governance

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has a responsibilityto conduct business with high ethical standards and in compliance with applicable laws. The information below describes our Board of Trustees role in meeting this responsibility.

Corporate Governance Guidelines [PDF] 24KB
Code of Conduct [PDF] 180KB
Board Independence Policy [PDF] 45KB

Board of Trustee Members

  • Lars Steven Nelson, Chairman - Partner and Managing Director
    Wakefield Group, LLC
    Chapel Hill
  • J. Bradley (Brad) Wilson - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Jeffrey T. Barber
    Certified Public Accountant
    PricewaterhouseCoopers (retired managing partner)
  • Roberta B. Bowman
    Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
    Duke Energy Corporation
  • Anita R. Brown-Graham
    Executive Director
    Institute for Emerging Issues, NCSU
  • William Bryan
    Mount Olive Pickle Company
    Mt. Olive
  • Lisa Carey, M.D.
    Medical Director, UNC Breast Center
    Associate Director, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
    UNC Hospital System
    Chapel Hill
  • Walter Davenport
    Certified Public Accountant
    Cherry, Bakaert & Holland (Retired Partner)
  • Frank B. Holding, Jr.
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    First Citizens Bank
  • C. Daryl Hollis
    Independent Business Consultant
  • Harold L. Martin, Sr., Ph.D.
    North Carolina A&T State University
  • John O. McNairy
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Harvey Enterprises & Affiliates
  • Jim W. Phillips, Jr.
    Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey and Leonard, LLP
  • Jeffrey L. Houpt, M.D, Chairman Emeritus
    Professor of Psychiatry
    Immediate Past CEO, UNC Health Care System, and Dean, School of Medicine
    Chapel Hill
Ethics at BCBSNC

BCBSNC is committed to conducting our business dealings with honesty, integrity and fairness. That commitment earned us recognition as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies in 2012 by Ethisphere Institute, an international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

The BCBSNC Code of Conduct [PDF] provides important guidelines for ethical and lawful conduct for every employee and member of our Board of Trustees. It puts our values into action. And it is more than a set of rules; it contains the principles we work by and is a guide to help us make the right decisions every day.

If you want to learn more, you can call the ethics hotline at 1-888-486-1554. The hotline is a confidential service that you can call 24 hours a day if you have questions or concerns about the Code of Conduct [PDF].

Leadership Team