J. Michael Parkerson
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
As chief strategy officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), Michael Parkerson is responsible for driving the company's enterprise strategy and ensuring that it forges and follows a sustainable long-term path.
Since joining BCBSNC in 2001, Michael has taken on leadership roles of steadily increasing responsibility including as vice president of the ancillary markets, business transformation and marketing areas. He was promoted to the senior leadership team in January 2016.
In his current role, Michael is accountable for guiding the company's strategic direction, evaluating and recommending market investments, building collaborative industry partnerships, improving the experience of BCBSNC's 3.9 million members, and upholding the company's mission to improve the health and well-being of its customers and communities.
Michael is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a degree in economics / mathematics, and he holds a MBA with a concentration in finance from James Madison University. He and his wife, a practicing pediatrician in Raleigh, proudly serve together on the Board of Visitors for the UNC Children's Hospital.