Governance and Leadership

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has a responsibility to conduct business with high ethical standards and in compliance with applicable laws. The information below describes our Board of Trustees role in meeting this responsibility.

Ethics at Blue Cross NC

Blue Cross NC is committed to conducting our business dealings with honesty, integrity and fairness. That commitment earned us recognition as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016). Ethisphere Institute reviewed nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. Ethisphere Institute is an international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

The Blue Cross NC Code of Conduct provides important guidelines for ethical and lawful conduct for every employee and member of our Board of Trustees. It puts our values into action. And it is more than a set of rules; it contains the principles we work by and is a guide to help us make the right decisions every day.

If you want to learn more, you can call the ethics hotline at 1-888-486-1554. The hotline is a confidential service that you can call 24 hours a day if you have questions or concerns about the Code of Conduct.

Board of Trustee Members

Edward L. (Ned) Curran, Chairman - Founding Principal and President
Stone Cottage Advisors
Jeffrey T. Barber - Managing Director
Fennebresque & Company
Roberta B. Bowman - Chief Brand and Communications Officer
Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)
Anita R. Brown-Graham - Professor of Public Law and Government
UNC School of Government
William (Bill) Bryan - Executive Chairman
Mount Olive Pickle Company
Lisa Carey, MD - Associate Director for Clinical Research, UNC-Chapel Hill - Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Distinguished Professor in Breast Cancer Research, UNC-Chapel Hill Chief
Division of Hematology/Oncology, UNC-Chapel Hill
Physician-in-Chief, North Carolina Cancer Hospital
Walter C. Davenport - Certified Public Accountant
Cherry, Bakaert & Holland (Retired Partner)
Frank B. Holding, Jr - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
First Citizens Bank
John D. Kimberly - President
Carolina Alliance Bank
Harold L. Martin, Sr. Ph.D. - Chancellor
North Carolina A&T State University
Jimmie (Jim) W. Phillips, Jr. - Attorney
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Meg Booth Powell, PharmD, MBA - Founder and CEO
501 Ventures
Tunde Sotunde, MD, MBA, FAAP - President & Chief Executive Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Larry B. Wooten - Retired President
North Carolina Farm Bureau

Blue Cross NC Executive Leadership Team

Tunde Sotunde

Tunde Sotunde MD, MBA, FAAP

President and CEO

Kelly Calabria - Executive Profile

Kelly Calabria

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer


Santiago Estrada, JD

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer


Stephen Friedhoff, MD

Senior Vice President, Health Care Services

Fran Gary

Francesca D. Gary

Senior Vice President, Government Markets

Sonny Goyal

Sonny Goyal

Senior Vice President, Diversified Business Group and Chief Strategy Officer

Karla Mizelle

Karla Mizelle

Senior Vice President, Chief Operations & Member Experience Officer


Fara Palumbo

Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer

Mitch Perry

Mitch Perry

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gerald Petkau

Gerald Petkau

Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets


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