NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dakasha Winton recently joined BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as counsel for the state government relations and public affairs team. In this role, Winton will provide legal support in all legal and regulatory matters that pertain to BlueCross interactions with the state of Tennessee.

Winton came to BlueCross from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI), where she served as the chief counsel for insurance, securities and TennCare oversight. While there, Winton also provided valuable review and analysis of regulatory and legislative compliance issues. Prior to that, Winton was a staff attorney with the TDCI, giving her a total of four years experience in the field.

“We are excited to welcome someone with Dakasha’s experience and skill to our team,” commented David Locke, vice president of state government relations for BlueCross. “Her wealth of knowledge will be a valuable asset to BlueCross as we continue to work with the State on TennCare as well as regulatory and legal matters.”

Winton graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University before receiving her juris doctorate from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Additionally, she is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Lobbyist Association.

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.