CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Robin Young to vice president of commercial finance.

In this role, Young will be responsible for overseeing and managing growth in BlueCross’ commercial lines of business including developing strategies to assist BlueCross’ underwriting, marketing sales and account management staff.

She will take the lead on integrating technology and automation in the small, intermediate and large group underwriting processes and directly oversee financial analysis for BlueCross’ commercial lines of business.

“Robin is a perfect fit for this new position not only because of the extensive knowledge and experience she brings, but also due to her long and successful record in helping our company achieve growth goals, which benefit our business and our customers,” said Henry Smith, senior vice president of operations and chief marketing officer.

Young has more than 30 years of experience at BlueCross including supervision of large group medical, dental and stop-loss underwriting, as well as management of the large group and major account underwriting departments. As director of underwriting for the past seven years, she has provided strong leadership over medical and financial underwriting for all group commercial lines of business.

She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a minor in marketing.

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.