Pam Kehaly

President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Pam Kehaly is President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ). With a mission to improve the quality of life for all Arizonans, she is leading the 2,700-employee company to inspire health through inventive programs, services, and health insurance products.

Kehaly joined BCBSAZ in 2017 and was quickly recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the state’s “Most Admired Leaders” and made Arizona Business Magazine’s “Most Influential Women in Arizona” list. In 2021, she was named Leader of the Year by Arizona Capitol Times. Through Kehaly’s leadership, BCBSAZ has secured a spot in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. Since joining BCBSAZ, Kehaly has led the company to number 1 market share, with 23% growth by focusing on consumer needs and company culture.

Among the many initiatives Kehaly is spearheading is the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Foundation for Community Health & Advancement, which began operations in January 2022, to enhance the company’s commitment to the public good by focusing on the critical health issues impacting Arizona, including mental health, substance use disorder, chronic health conditions, and health equity.

With more than 30 years of experience in the health insurance industry, Kehaly has developed an expertise in collaborating with doctors and hospitals to drive results.