President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT)
Collette Hanson is responsible for all Montana Plan operations, including sales and account management, government and public relations, provider network management, and medical management. As Plan President, Hanson will develop and execute strategies to accelerate local market growth and achieve membership and financial targets for Montana.
Hanson joined BCBSMT in 1985. She began her career as a claims examiner and, over the course of nearly four decades, has worked her way up through the organization in several critical leadership roles, including overseeing Operations and most recently as the divisional VP of Sales and Account Management.
Hanson has served on the board of directors for Florence Crittenton Home in Helena for six years and is the immediate past president of the board. She also is on the board of the Great Falls Development Authority.
Born and raised in the Helena area, Hanson is a native Montanan and one of 13 siblings, including a twin sister. She and her husband, Harry, have two children: Alex, 20, and Regan, 16. She enjoys tennis and spending time at her family cabin.