Walter Chesley Joins Blue Cross Board of Trustees

Thursday, March 11, 2010 General News
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EAGAN, Minn., March 10 The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) board of trustees has elected Walter Chesley, senior vice president of human resources, training and development for Universal Hospital Services, Inc. (UHS) to its board of trustees.

Chesley joined UHS in 2003 and is accountable for human resources, training and development, and corporate compliance. Prior to UHS, he was vice president of human resources and chief administrative officer for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Before that, Chesley was vice president, human resources for Ceridian Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was assistant vice president of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation and Reuben H. Donnelley directory publishing division.

Chesley serves as chair of the board of directors of Community Health Charities-Minnesota, president-elect of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest and is a board member of the YMCA of Greater Minneapolis.

Chesley has a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and public relations from Boston University and a Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law.

"Walter has strengths in a variety of areas that will contribute to Blue Cross' ability to serve our members and clients," said Pamela Wheelock, Blue Cross Board Chair. "He brings unique perspectives and a desire to see people lead healthier lives that will only contribute to and support the current work of our board."

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. A nonprofit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan based in Minnesota, covering 2.7 million members in Minnesota and nationally through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota


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