Hope Scott, Blue Shield of California’s vice president, chief risk & compliance officer, was named Savoy Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America list.
The list recognizes the executives’ “exemplary record of accomplishments and influence while working to better their community and inspire others,” the magazine said in announcing the list.
"Savoy is proud to celebrate these African American executives, leading global corporations, impacting our communities, and our world in important ways,” Savoy publisher L.P. Green said in a statement.
Scott joined Blue Shield in 2012 as the company’s Chief Privacy Officer & Privacy Counsel. With 30 years of legal practice experience in the fields of health care and privacy law, Scott leads and oversees the operations of Blue Shield’s corporate integrity & risk management organization.
Prior to joining Blue Shield, Scott was the Global Chief Privacy Officer and Senior Privacy Counsel for Cigna. She was the principal of her own private law practice, focusing on providing legal and compliance counsel to health care providers and consumers, and she was senior counsel for Independence Blue Cross for 11 years.
In a Q&A with Blue Shield last year, Scott described her unique style and what drives her.
“I put in the time and hard work to earn a seat at the table,” Scott said. “When it wasn’t offered or wasn’t available to me, I took myself to another table where my experience, talent, and vision were not only welcomed, but celebrated.”