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.






Alexander: Trump Administration Takes Good First Step To Stop Obama-Era Energy Regulation

Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order that starts the process for stopping the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan: “Today, the Trump administration took a good first step toward stopping this Washington regulation that would drive up the cost of energy and discourage ... (click for more)

Downtown Chamber Council And Member Businesses Donate $2,000 to CSAS

The Downtown Council of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $1,000 to the Chattanooga School for Arts and Sciences (CSAS) at their March meeting. During the meeting, Downtown Council member businesses donated an additional $1,000 to complete the funding need of $2,000 for CSAS. "This donation enabled us to purchase 10 additional digital walkie talkies," ... (click for more)

Finley Stadium Board Members Step In After Paul Smith, Staff Depart

Members of the board of directors of the Finley Stadium Corporation have been filling in and dividing tasks related to running the facility since Paul Smith, past executive director, and his staff resigned at the end of February. Mr. Smith has been credited for the financial turn-around of Finley Stadium, which at one time had to be subsidized by the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton ... (click for more)

Firefighters Extinguish Fire At Senior Living Apartment Complex On Highway 58; 1 Resident Falls During Evacuation

A fire broke out at a senior living facility on Highway 58 Tuesday afternoon. At  2:50 p.m. , several agencies responded to the Silver Tree apartments (formerly known as Napfe Towers) at 5465 Highway 58. Th Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and reported heavy smoke coming from the sixth floor of the nine-story building. The Highway ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oh Yes, I Loved West

One of my most beloved friends died early Saturday morning at the age of 67. Then again, West Oehmig’s only brother – King – died a couple of years ago at 63 so it wasn’t by happenstance I remembered Abraham Lincoln’s famous line: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Here are two brothers who lived larger than any other pair I can ... (click for more)