CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has appointed Robbie Sims to the role of vice president and chief audit executive.
Sims will lead the corporate audit services division, which develops and administers internal audit and claims payment integrity to ensure operational effectiveness and efficiency, financial reporting reliability, and legal and regulatory compliance.
Part of the BlueCross finance team for more than 10 years, Sims has held several management positions within the audit division, most recently serving as director of internal audit.
During his time with the company, Sims has been instrumental in implementing a high-performance risk-based internal audit function which has been recognized by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association for exemplary strategies, techniques and practices.
“Under Robbie’s management, the internal audit team has established strong partnerships and effective processes throughout the company,” said John Giblin, chief financial officer for BlueCross. “Robbie’s proven leadership and extensive knowledge of the organization will continue to enable BlueCross to meet its high standard of business ethics.”
Sims earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Jacksonville State University. He is a certified public accountant, a chartered global management accountant and a certified internal auditor. He’s a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide its customers and communities with peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on serving more than 3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit bcbst.com.