Mount Airy resident named Blue Cross VP


First Posted: 4/7/2009

Independence Blue Cross has appointed Yvette D. Bright as the companys senior vice president of human resources and administration.
In her new role, Bright reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph A. Frick and is responsible for the companys human resources function including establishing a high-performing associate culture and developing the tools, training and talent pool to deliver increased results.
Bright, of Mount Airy, also serves as chief administrative officer, with broad responsibilities for strategic and operational planning, new business development, procurement, and portfolio management, which includes overseeing the company’s real estate portfolio and building operations.
Yvettes expertise in developing high-performing, customer-focused teams, meeting challenges head-on, and achieving sustained, exceptional business results through progressive and passionate leadership makes her the perfect choice to serve as our chief administrative officer, Frick said. She will add great value to our critical corporate strategy and Human Resources initiatives. Yvettes long and successful history with our company in different and increasingly challenging roles, from marketing to managed care and operations, positions her well for ongoing success and achievement.
Bright assumes this role after serving as senior vice president, e-business and operations for Independence, where she managed all e-business initiatives and operational areas, including claims, enrollment, provider services, and member services.
Prior to joining Independence in 1991, Bright held several positions in marketing, training, and consulting services with International Business Machines in the United States and London, England. At IBM UK, she created a new business segment for contracting and consulting services in mid-range systems.
Bright is a member of the boards at Walnut Street Theater and Philadelphia Children’s Theater. She is a Tulane University School of Engineering graduate, and received an MBA in health care management from St. Josephs University. Bright received the 2007 Candace Award for Women of Achievement from the South Jersey chapter of the National Coalition of Black Women. She, her husband, and their two children, live in Mount Airy.

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