BlueCross Names Criswell, Andrews to Senior Finance Roles

EVP and CFO John Giblin has retired


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. David Criswell officially succeeded John Giblin as executive vice president and chief financial offer at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, following Giblin’s planned retirement on May 1. Amy Andrews, the organization’s current director of strategic planning, will elevate into Criswell’s former role as vice president, treasurer and chief risk officer beginning May 13.

David Criswell

“We are confident that David and Amy are the right leaders to help maintain our high standards for responsible financial stewardship on behalf of our members and customers,” said BlueCross president and CEO JD Hickey. “They’ve both advanced their careers in BlueCross, and this is a well-deserved recognition of their experience.”

Criswell joined BlueCross in 2007 and has held several roles in the finance division that have steadily increased his areas of oversight, supporting the company on a variety of initiatives. As EVP and CFO, Criswell bears responsibility for ensuring the company’s finance and enterprise information technology divisions support the needs of members and customers throughout the state. He has worked closely with Giblin over the past six months to ensure a seamless transition.

Amy Andrews

Andrews began her BlueCross finance career in 2011 as an enterprise business consultant, gaining experience and additional responsibilities in several posts over the past 13 years. In her new position, Andrews is responsible for the leadership and direction of corporate treasury activities including planning, investments, budgeting and risk management. She will also manage teams responsible for strategic initiatives and matching business needs with innovative solutions.

Criswell earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Andrews earned both her Master of Taxation and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees from the University of Mississippi, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Both Criswell and Andrews are licensed as certified public accountants (CPAs). Criswell is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs.

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has served the state for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at

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