Many People, One Company
We're committed to diversity. It starts with our executive staff and is reinforced throughout our organization.
Our President and CEO, Daniel J. Loepp, developed the Diversity Leadership Council to be responsible for our staff commitment to diversity. The council is made up of executives from different areas of the organization. They help employees understand diversity and inclusion.
We reinforce our commitment through diversity training. It's essential for our business growth and support of our members.
Our employee resource networks strengthen this commitment. The networks bring together employees who have a common interest. They promote diversity, create professional development opportunities and provide fresh perspectives to make our business better.
Some of our events that expand cultural awareness are:
- Diversity expos
- Heritage month celebrations
- Panel discussions and seminars
Our country’s workforce is becoming increasingly diverse. At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, we’re proud of the diversity in our workforce. Over 40 percent of our employees are people of color and 73 percent of our employees are women.
We have gender equality in our leadership positions:
- 52 percent of our higher management (director and up) positions are filled by women
- 41 percent of our vice presidents are women
- Eight women serve on our 35-member board of directors
"At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, we are on the path to cultural competency – a place where there is understanding and acceptance of differences. The marketplace is changing and cultural competency enables us to provide the best in customer experience regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical ability."
– Bridget G. Hurd, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion