BlueCross BlueShield CEO to Speak at Prestigious Aspen Ideas Festival
Draws Industry Leaders from Across the Globe
Buffalo, New York - BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York President and CEO David W. Anderson was invited to speak on the business of health care at the well-respected Aspen Ideas Festival this weekend in Aspen, CO, the company announced today.
Presented by the Aspen Institute, in partnership with The Atlantic magazine, the Aspen Ideas Festival is the nation’s premier public gathering place for leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines. Discussions focus on the ideas and issues that shape lives and challenge our times.
Among a roster of notable speakers, Anderson will represent Western New York and the health care sector in a panel discussion, “The Business Case for Health: View from the C-Suite” on Friday, from 9:10 to 11:10 a.m. Mountain Time.
“Healthy communities play an essential role in the success of all business sectors and ultimately our nation,” Anderson said. “I’m pleased to be part of a national dialogue that includes BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s role in building and supporting a healthy, vibrant community.”
The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Tescher, president and CEO, Financial Health Network, and will include Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO, Chase Consumer Banking, and Jamie Kalamarides, president, Prudential Group Insurance.
“As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, and a member of the BlueCross BlueShield Association, I have the opportunity to share a wealth of data on the impact of health, and most importantly how we use it to succeed in Western New York,” Anderson added.
Approximately 350 presenters, 200 sessions, and 3,000 attendees comprise the annual Festival, launched in 2005. A full list of speakers and additional details about this year’s program can be found at www.aspenideas.org.
About BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a division of HealthNow New York Inc., an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. Since 1936, BlueShield has helped millions of people lead healthier lives. BlueShield offers a full range of insured, self-insured, and government programs and services covering businesses, families, and individuals, as well as life and disability coverage, dental and vision plans and stop-loss coverage. As a community-based, not-for-profit health plan, BlueCross BlueShield contributes significantly to organizations that strengthen and enrich the health of our community.
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About the Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.
About The Atlantic
Founded in 1857 and today one of the fastest growing media platforms in the industry, The Atlantic has throughout its history championed the power of big ideas and continues to shape global debate across print, digital, events, and video platforms. With its award-winning digital presence TheAtlantic.com and CityLab.com on cities around the world, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times—from politics, business, urban affairs, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Bob Cohn is President of The Atlantic and Jeffrey Goldberg is Editor in Chief. Emerson Collective is majority owner; Atlantic Media is the minority operating owner of The Atlantic.