CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In recognition of his outstanding performance, Jim Srite, FSA, has been promoted to senior vice president, along with his duties as chief actuary, by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

“Jim has one of the brightest minds in our company. This promotion reflects the deep trust we have in him for leading this critical area of our business,” said BlueCross Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Giblin. “Jim has proven he has the talent and judgment to help us succeed in this changing marketplace.”

Srite joined BlueCross in 2007 as vice president and chief actuary, with responsibilities for assessing the financial impact of risks for the health plan, which insures more than 3 million members.

Prior to BlueCross, Srite 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 Co. in Chattanooga and John Alden Life Insurance Co. in Miami, where he served as vice president and group actuary.

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 www.bcbst.com.