BlueCross Promotes Young To Vice President Of Commercial Finance

Friday, July 11, 2014

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Robin Young to vice president of commercial finance. 

In this role, Ms. Young will be responsible for overseeing and managing growth in BlueCross’ commercial lines of business including developing strategies to assist BlueCross’ underwriting, marketing sales and account management staff.

She will take the lead on integrating technology and automation in the small, intermediate and large group underwriting processes and directly oversee financial analysis for BlueCross’ commercial lines of business.

“Robin is a perfect fit for this new position not only because of the extensive knowledge and experience she brings, but also due to her long and successful record in helping our company achieve growth goals, which benefit our business and our customers,” said Henry Smith, senior vice president of operations and chief marketing officer.

Ms. Young has more than 30 years of experience at BlueCross including supervision of large group medical, dental and stop-loss underwriting, as well as management of the large group and major account underwriting departments. "As director of underwriting for the past seven years, she has provided strong leadership over medical and financial underwriting for all group commercial lines of business," officials stated.

Ms. Young is a cum laude graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a minor in marketing.






New And Used Vehicle Sales Drop In August

New vehicle sales in Hamilton County dropped to 1,025 in August, and used vehicle sales dropped to 3,315, according to figures from the County Clerk's office. That compares to 1,031 new vehicles and 3,491 used vehicles the previous August. Totals for August included 430 new cars and 595 new trucks sold. They included 1,754 used cars and 1,561 used trucks sold. (click for more)

Wayne Price Joins Barge Waggoner Sumner And Cannon

Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc. announced that Wayne Price, PE, CCS, joins the firm as director of production quality. His primary responsibilities will be updating, expanding, implementing and monitoring the Barge Waggoner Quality program across all Business Practices and all offices. “Wayne’s experience in procuring and administering construction contracts, as well ... (click for more)

Rhasean Lowry, 34, Charged In Death of 3-Year-Old Girl

Rhasean Lowry, 34, was arrested for abusing a three-year-old girl, and then criminal homicide after she died. Last Tuesday, the Chattanooga Police Department was called on a suspected child abuse case. Lowry took the victim to a local hospital and he stated the victim fell down steps. Doctors advised that the victim’s injuries were the result of blunt force trauma consistent ... (click for more)

City IDB Member Who Made Motion For $9 Million Black Creek TIF Had Not Lived In City For Years

A City Industrial Development Board (IDB) member who made the motion to approve a controversial $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) had not lived in the city for years, City Attorney Wade Hinton confirmed. Chris Ramsey, a BlueCross BlueShield official, was not present at an IDB meeting on Tuesday morning. Five other board members were. Citizen Helen Burns ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)