CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named Jeff Grisham director of national accounts for commercial business and established markets.

In his position, Grisham will be responsible for managing and achieving growth and performance goals for BlueCross national accounts and the BlueCard Home and Host Programs, which link participating Blues plans worldwide through a single electronic network for claims processing and reimbursement. He will also represent BlueCross at the association level as a national account executive and will serve on the Blue Health Intelligence Sales and Account Executive workgroup.

"Jeff has a substantial background that will be very beneficial as he works with national accounts and partner BlueCross BlueShield plans," said Linda Andreae, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for BlueCross. "His involvement with Blue Health Intelligence and other quality and cost initiatives shows how he is a proven leader far beyond the borders of Tennessee."

Previously, Grisham, a 20-year BlueCross employee, served as manager of client management support and reporting. He has also served as manager of risk management operations and manager of small group risk management and began his BlueCross career in large group underwriting.

Before coming to BlueCross, Grisham was a program director for Youth with a Mission serving in Sierra Leone, West Africa and with international training programs in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Grisham holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Memphis State University with a concentration in finance.

About BlueCross

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