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Pam Kehaly

President & CEO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona

Pam Kehaly joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) in November 2017. Through her leadership, BCBSAZ’s goal is to improve the quality of life for Arizonans by providing support and resources to help residents across the state achieve optimal health.

Prior to joining BCBSAZ, she served as president of Anthem Inc.’s West Region and Specialty business, responsible for $20 billion in annual revenue. Pam started her career in 1986 with Blue Cross of California, where her various responsibilities included operations and profit-and-loss management.  

With more than 30 years of experience in the health insurance industry, Pam has developed an expertise in collaborating with doctors and hospitals to drive results. She was a driving force behind Vivity, a first-in-the-nation joint venture between an insurer and seven hospital systems to align financial incentives behind better outcomes. She was also a leader in Patient Safety First (PSF), a National Health Institute award-winning collaboration with Anthem, the National Health Foundation, and California’s regional hospital associations.   

Pam actively works within the community to address healthcare policy issues. She is a passionate supporter of national initiatives related to multiple sclerosis, breast cancer research, and other health and wellness causes.  

She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Stanislaus. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the Arizona Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and on the Board of Directors for Geisinger Health, HealthCorps, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. She is a member of CCI Inc. and the Greater Phoenix Leadership Council. Additionally, Pam is on the Advisory Board of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California.