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Blue Shield of California Announces Todd Mayhew as Vice President of Talent and Organizational Development

SAN FRANCISCO (July 18, 2017) — Todd Mayhew has joined Blue Shield of California as vice president of Talent and Organizational Development. He is responsible for talent acquisition and staffing, leadership development, organizational development, performance management, and diversity and inclusion.

Mayhew has more than 18 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining Blue Shield, he served as managing director of Human Resources at Mitsubishi Financial Group, where he led both the Human Business Partner and the Employee Relations Center of Excellence teams at Union Bank North America. He also held leadership positions at Citigroup and Bell Canada.

"Todd has demonstrated success in developing and motivating large teams and has a wealth of experience leading and executing talent strategies globally," said Mary O’Hara, Blue Shield’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “We’re thrilled to add him to our team to ensure we provide the right opportunities for employees to grow and fulfill our business strategy.” Mayhew reports to O’Hara.

“I’m excited to join a dynamic, mission-driven health plan,” said Mayhew. “I am eager to get to work and continue strengthening Blue Shield’s talent and development practices so that we’re well positioned to deliver on our mission.”

Mayhew earned master’s degrees in both industrial relations and public administration from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Contact: Clinton McGue, 415-229-5359,

Background on Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $17 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company’s mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield has contributed more than $450 million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002. Contact your local agent or broker about Blue Shield of California products and services, or visit