Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Names Chief of Staff
Albuquerque, NM — Janice M. Torrez has been named Vice President of External Affairs and Chief of Staff for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM). In her new role, Torrez is responsible for directing and controlling the overall planning, budgeting, and administration of the New Mexico division. Torrez will also oversee government relations, media relations, public affairs, and community outreach for BCBSNM.
Torrez has 18 years of experience as a senior executive within health care organizations. She most recently was the President of The Resultz Group, a health care consulting firm providing business strategy and solutions for regional and national health care clients. Previously, Torrez served as the Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs for BCBSNM and Vice President of Business Development for Lovelace Sandia Health System.
"With her vast experience in health insurance, Janice will be an excellent addition to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield leadership team," stated Kurt Shipley, President of BCBSNM. "Janice brings proven strategic planning and a strong vision that will enable us to extend our brand here in New Mexico."
Janice holds a bachelor of science in business administration and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
With 300,000 members and serving another 100,000 New Mexicans through the nationwide BlueCard® Program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is the largest commercial membership health insurer in New Mexico. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSNM is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Becky Kenny (505-816-2012 or 505-999-8806, Becky_Kenny@bcbsnm.com)