EAGAN, Minn., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Blue Cross) announced today that Cathy Kibbe, director of strategic planning and analysis, has been recently named one of the "40 under Forty" by the Minnesota Business Journal. The award highlights forty young executive business talents and their service in the community.
At Blue Cross, Kibbe leads the strategic planning and analysis function, including the development and implementation of the corporate strategic plan and management of the research function for the company. Hardworking Kibbe describes herself as practical, "I'm motivated by getting things done and doing a good job."
Richard Neuner, Kibbe's boss, describes Kibbe as the type of person who makes life easier as soon as she walks into his office. "She has very high standards," Neuner said. "I can't recall a single incident in which she has taken on an assignment and I've been disappointed in her."
The "40 under Forty" awards were given to those who not only have exceptional business skills but who are also exemplary community members. Kibbe regularly volunteers at the Edina Public Schools and previously was a volunteer with the Junior League of Minneapolis and Southside Family School. She also served on a committee that brought a day-care center to Blue Cross' Eagan campus. Not forgetting her teaching days, Kibbe has served as a math tutor at Minneapolis Washburn High School and continues to serve on alumni/reunion committees for Rochester Mayo High School, Minnesota Stanford Alumni Association and Delta Delta Delta.
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 not-for-profit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan based in Minnesota, covering more than 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 http://www.bluecrossmn.com/ to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
DATASOURCE: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
CONTACT: Joel Swanson, +1-651-662-2882, or Julie Ha Truong,
+1-651-662-1443, both of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
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