COLUMBIA, SC, August 31, 2007 – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has created a new division called Corporate Planning and Strategic Services and promoted Jill Davis to vice president in charge of the unit.
The division head reports directly to CEO M. Edward Sellers and is responsible for enhancing the company’s long-term, strategic planning efforts and for formalizing a corporate-wide executive development program.
We are creating this new division because of the growth and expanded diversity and scale of operations our company has experienced over the past decade, said Sellers. Growth brings new challenges. In this new division, we will look to better integrate the plans and goals of our many business units, and to better track achievement of those goals at the corporate level.
The new unit also will work with the Human Resources department in the long-term development of the company’s future senior managers.
Davis joined BlueCross BlueShield in 1996 as a project leader in the Information Systems department, where she led long-range systems development projects. In 1999, she joined the corporate executive area as special assistant to the CEO, where she assumed managerial, administrative and analytical duties in support of the CEO’s office. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Rutgers University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Her previous employers include Philip Morris USA, Spectrum Consulting Group, and Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina www.SouthCarolinaBlues.com) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and its family of companies include more than 20 subsidiaries involved in health insurance
services, U.S. DOD health plan and Medicare contracts, and other insurance and employee benefits services.