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Blue Shield of California Announces Executive Appointments to Help Drive Nonprofit Health Plan’s Healthcare Transformation Efforts

OAKLAND, Calif. (June 1, 2023) – Blue Shield of California today announced the appointments of three executive vice presidents and chief marketing officer to support the nonprofit health plan’s ambitious goal of transforming the healthcare system into one that is equitable, accessible, and sustainably affordable for everyone.

Chief Information Officer Lisa Davis, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Hope Scott, and Chief Financial Officer Mike Stuart all have been promoted to executive vice presidents reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Markovich. The three executives previously held senior vice president titles.

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Jigar Shah

Blue Shield also welcomed this week Jigar Shah as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, a role that Jeff Robertson held before his retirement at the end of 2022. Shah will report to Sandra Clarke, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“At Blue Shield, we believe we are uniquely positioned to create a healthcare system that’s worthy of our family and friends and sustainably affordable, and it’s leaders like Lisa, Hope, Mike, and Jigar, who will help make that a reality,” Markovich said. “I am so excited to be working alongside these executives and make healthcare transformation real for our members, providers, and communities.”

Davis joined Blue Shield in 2020 as senior vice president and chief information officer. Previously she held a number of information technology executive positions at Intel Corp., Georgetown University, and federal government agencies.

Scott first joined Blue Shield as chief privacy officer, privacy counsel, and deputy chief compliance officer in 2012. In her 11-year career at the health plan, she has held numerous leadership roles and two years ago was appointed senior vice president and general counsel.

Stuart has been part of the health plan’s executive team for nearly a decade, starting as vice president of corporate finance and controller before becoming senior vice president of operations finance, followed by CFO last year.

Shah brings to the health plan more than two decades of leadership experience in marketing, digital, product, and brand. Most recently, he was the founder and CEO of Trusana, a mental healthcare company launched by Providence. Shah also held other executive roles at Providence, including senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Previously, he held marketing leadership positions at T-Mobile.

Shah earned his Bachelor of Science in physics degree at the Majaraja Sayajirao University of Baroda in India and Master of Business Administration at South Gujarat University. He then earned his Master of Science degree in information technology and management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

About Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of its family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Shield Association with more than 4.8 million members, over 7,500 employees and more than $24 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $97 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation in the last three years to have an impact on California communities.

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