HCSC Leadership Team
As president, Maurice Smith is responsible for overall strategic direction of the company including the organization’s long-term growth strategy. He previously served as president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois where he was responsible for the overall financial performance, long-term growth strategy and strategic planning of Illinois’ largest health insurance company, serving more than 8 million members.
Smith began his career as an intern at HCSC in 1993. Since then, he has held a number of executive roles with increasing responsibility, including senior vice president, Business Development and Subsidiary Management, divisional vice president, Business Development and Subsidiary Management, and vice president of Corporate Transactions and Business Analysis. He also served as the chairman of the board of directors for Dearborn Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of HCSC.
Smith’s current philanthropic endeavors include actively serving on the boards of the Civic Consulting Alliance, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Roosevelt University and the Common Ground Foundation. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Roosevelt University.