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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

  • Frank B. Holding, Jr - Chairman - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
    First Citizens Bank
  • Jeffrey T. Barber - Managing Director
    Fennebresque & Company
  • Roberta B. Bowman - Founding Principal
    Bowman Strategic Advisors
  • Anita R. Brown-Graham - Professor of Public Law and Government
    UNC School of Government
  • William (Bill) Bryan - Executive Chairman
    Mount Olive Pickle Company
  • Lisa Carey, MD - Associate Director for Clinical Research, UNC-Chapel Hill - Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research, UNC-Chapel Hill
    Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill
    Physician-in-Chief, North Carolina Cancer Hospital
  • Edward L. (Ned) Curran - President
    The Bissell Companies
  • Walter C. Davenport - Certified Public Accountant
    Cherry, Bakaert & Holland (Retired Partner)
  • John D. Kimberly - President
    Carolina Alliance Bank
  • Harold L. Martin, Sr. Ph.D. - Chancellor
    North Carolina A&T State University
  • Lars Steven Nelson - Co-Founder
    Carbon 3D
  • Jimmie (Jim) W. Phillips, Jr. - Attorney
    Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
  • J. Bradley (Brad) Wilson - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Ethics at Blue Cross NC

Blue Cross NC 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 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016). Ethisphere Institute reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. Ethisphere Institute is 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 Blue Cross NC 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].

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