Chattanooga, Tenn. — The board of directors of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, in their April 6 board meeting, has confirmed John Giblin’s appointment to chief financial officer for BlueCross and its affiliated companies.

Most recently, Giblin served as CFO of Amedisys, Inc., a leading home health nursing company based in Baton Rouge. Prior to that, he worked for 17 years with Crawford & Company in Atlanta, serving as executive vice president and CFO. Crawford & Company is the world’s largest independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self-insured entities with a global network of over 700 offices in 63 countries. Giblin, a certified public accountant, began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP in Atlanta.

“John brings to BlueCross the leadership, strategic thinking and change management experience that are needed for us to grow and flourish in the future,” said Vicky Gregg, BlueCross CEO. “This is an important position to fill and finding someone of John’s caliber is crucial to the success of BlueCross in our crowded marketplace.”

BlueCross also named Jim Srite, FSA, to the position of chief actuary. Srite returns to Chattanooga from Wisconsin where he served as senior vice president of data analysis for Fortis Insurance in Milwaukee, as well as operating his own business. Previously, Jim worked for Provident Life and Accident Insurance Company in Chattanooga and John Alden Life Insurance Co. in Miami, where he served as vice president and group actuary.

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's mission is to provide its customers and communities with peace of mind through affordable solutions for health and healing, life and living. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on reinventing the health plan for its 3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. Through its integrated health management approach, BlueCross provides patient-centric products and services that drive health improvement and positively impact health care quality and value. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's website at www.bcbst.com.