Chief Operating Officer
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - J.D. Hickey has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.
Effective May 1, Hickey
will succeed Bill Gracey, who is president and chief executive officer elect.
"Over the past year, J.D.
has demonstrated an incredible grasp of our organization and our changing market dynamics," Gracey said.
Hickey joined BlueCross in March 2011 as senior vice president, as well as president and CEO of Volunteer State Health Plan (VSHP), BlueCross' Medicaid managed care organization.
Eight months later, he
took on increasing corporate responsibilities including oversight of health care services for the enterprise.
During his career, Hickey has drawn on his training as a physician and attorney while serving in executive leadership roles in health care.
Before joining BlueCross, he led strategic health care consulting and management teams as a principal with McKinsey & Company.
Prior to that, he
served on Gov.
Hickey graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Colgate.
He went on to earn medical and law degrees from Duke University.