Boerger Named Chief Compliance Officer At BlueCross

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Julie Boerger
Julie Boerger

Julie Boerger has been selected as vice president and chief compliance officer for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

In this role, she will be responsible for all company compliance requirements and efforts to address health care fraud. She will also direct the company’s strategy to ensure compliance meets all the changing regulations and requirements in the health care industry.

“Through her work at Ernst & Young, she is highly experienced in helping companies successfully operate in complex regulatory environments and already has a strong working relationship with BlueCross,” said J.D. Hickey, executive vice president and COO for BlueCross. “She has served 19 years as lead audit manager while in the Chattanooga office of this global accounting firm. So we know Julie and her outstanding work very well, and she’s very familiar with our company and culture. We’re lucky to have someone with her expertise leading our efforts.”

Prior to her work at Ernst & Young, Ms. Boerger served as a controller for the Tennessee and Illinois locations of Hawker PowerSource. She began her career as a senior accountant with Ernst & Whinney.

Her broad experience with insurance companies and other corporate clients also includes managing complex audit issues, serving as a personnel counselor, and implementing new accounting standards.

Ms. Boerger is a CPA and magna cum laude graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. She is a member of the American and Tennessee Societies of Certified Public Accountants, and a past board member of the American Society of Women Accountants.


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