Plan President

Kurt Shipley

President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM)

Kurt Shipley is responsible for developing and implementing the mission, vision, and strategic initiatives of BCBSNM to support membership growth and retention and ensure financial stability and long-term success of the organization.

Shipley is responsible for company-wide performance, membership growth, financial management, product development, network management, marketing and sales, public relations, government/legislative affairs, community relations and media relations. In addition, he oversees the administration of the Indian Health Service/Purchase Referred Care program, which provides services for 2.3 million eligible Native Americans and Alaska Natives across the United States. He also has responsibility for the performance of the Blue Cross Community Centennial Medicaid contract.

Shipley joined BCBSNM in 1996 and was named New Mexico Plan President in 2012. Prior to joining BCBSNM, Shipley worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado and was responsible for internal and external financial reporting.

Shipley is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Brigham Young University.