JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9 Blue Cross and Blue Shield ofFlorida (BCBSF) announced today that DuBose Ausley, a champion for qualityhealth care in Florida, is retiring from the BCBSF Board of Directors after 26years of dedicated service.
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"Duby Ausley has been instrumental in shaping the direction of our companyto meet the healthcare needs of our communities. It is thanks to his insightthat we are a stronger organization, poised to face the challenges ahead,"said Robert I. Lufrano, M.D., BCBSF chairman and chief executive officer. "Wehave benefited significantly from Duby's wisdom, expertise and dedication."
Ausley is an attorney with the law firm of Ausley & McMullen, P.A., and isalso on the board of directors of Capital Health Plan, Inc., a BCBSFaffiliate. In addition, Ausley serves on the board of directors of TECOEnergy, Inc., Tampa Electric Company, Inc., Huron Consulting Group, Inc.,Capital City Bank Group, Inc., and the Orange Bowl Committee. He resides inTallahassee, Florida.
Other board activity today included the reelection of Leerie T. Jenkins,Jr., John B. Ramil and Lufrano to three-year terms as directors.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida is a leader in Florida's healthindustry. BCBSF and its subsidiaries serve more than 8.8 million people. Since1944, the company has been dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of all thoseit serves by offering an array of choices. BCBSF is a not-for-profit,policyholder-owned, tax-paying mutual company. Headquartered in Jacksonville,Fla., BCBSF is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue ShieldAssociation, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shieldcompanies. For more information concerning BCBSF, please visit their Web siteat www.bcbsfl.com.
SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida