Kari Hedges, Senior Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Kari Hedges is Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets & Enterprise Data Solutions, at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. Hedges is responsible for BCBSA’s commercial markets and data efforts, helping Blue Plans support national clients by leading national network solutions, providing seamless operations between the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, and leveraging data to transform healthcare. She also oversees the National Labor Office, an alliance of Blue Plans that work together to serve organized labor. Hedges joined the Association in 1996, concentrating primarily on Blue national inter-Plan business. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.