CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named Scott Neal Wilson as its director of community relations and health foundation.
Wilson will be responsible for directing the execution of a long-term community relations strategy for BlueCross through charitable giving and civic support across the state. That includes the implementation of a new strategic giving focus on creating active, healthy spaces in communities across Tennessee and promoting the wellbeing of our neighbors. These efforts will be channeled through the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation and Community Trust, which together provide more than $10 million in annual giving.
Wilson joins BlueCross from Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, where he served as head of communications. There Wilson led the implementation of the company’s corporate charitable giving portfolio as well as managed the VW Partners in Education philanthropic commitment to universities across the state of Tennessee and communications planning for its eLabs program.
“Scott’s blend of corporate giving, communications, and civic service experience demonstrates his ability to develop strong relationships with a broad base of community leaders, which will be important as we partner with organizations across the state,” said Roy Vaughn, executive director of the BlueCross Health Foundation. “As a proven leader with a passion for service, he’s uniquely qualified to help us positively impact communities we serve.”
Wilson earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is a member of the Leadership Tennessee Class of 2018 and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Young American Leadership Program.
About the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Inc.
The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Inc. (THF) was established in December 2003 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to promote the philanthropic mission of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. THF awards grants focused on high-impact initiatives across the state that promote better health.
About the BlueCross BlueShield Community Trust
The Community Trust is a 26 U.S.C. (c)(4) organization designed to allow BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to offer additional support to the members and the community we serve. The Community Trust demonstrates good corporate citizenship by supporting charitable and civic efforts, including fundraising programs and events, in communities across the state.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on serving more than 3.4 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 the company’s website at bcbst.com.