JD Hickey, MD, Chair of the Board

President and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

JD Hickey is responsible for aligning the mission, values and strategic goals for the largest health plan in Tennessee. With both a medical and legal background, he brings a unique perspective to guiding the leadership team responsible for daily service to our 3.4 million members. JD is responsible for the development and implementation of long-range strategic goals and objectives for BlueCross. Prior to his appointment as CEO in September 2015, JD served as BlueCross Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for three years. Mr. Hickey earned his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine and his juris doctorate from the Duke University School of Law after graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.