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Blue Cross Names Three New Executives
Date:10/12/2009

Dr. Gregory Gilmet named chief medical officer; Pam Lux vice president of internal and external communications; Mary Robb appointed vice president of integrated health management

EAGAN, Minn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) announces three new leaders at the organization. Gregory Gilmet, M.D., M.P.H. is Blue Cross' chief medical officer, Pam Lux is vice president of internal and external communications, and Mary Robb is vice president of integrated health management.

About Dr. Gregory Gilmet

Gilmet joined Blue Cross from Astellas Pharma in Deerfield, Illinois where he served as senior medical director of medical affairs. Prior to Astellas, he was global team leader for scientific and medical affairs with Sanofi Pasteur. Gilmet has held numerous other executive positions, including director of medical affairs with Glaxo-SmithKline, chief medical officer with Diversified Pharmaceuticals, and director of clinical research for Solvay Pharmaceuticals. During his career he has served as medical director for two major Midwest health plans, working in the areas of quality, disease management, NCQA reporting, pharmacy, provider relations and medical informatics.

At Blue Cross, Gilmet is responsible for the medical director team and the health management division, consisting of consumer health, population health, and medical management for both commercial and government programs. Gilmet will play a key role in developing overall clinical strategy for medical management, utilization, and case and disease management functions while setting direction for the business as it relates to health management initiatives and provider quality assessment. He will also provide the clinical strategy for new product development and product enhancements.

Gilmet holds a medical doctorate and master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan, completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology at The Ohio State University, a residency in pediatrics at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and an allergy immunology fellowship at the University of Michigan. He was in private clinical practice for several years and was board certified in both pediatrics and allergy immunology. He is a frequent invited speaker on a wide range of health care topics and has published numerous articles on subjects that include pharmacology, immunology, managed care and public health.

About Pam Lux

Prior to being promoted to vice president of internal and external communications, Lux was the director of public relations and internal communications at Blue Cross. Lux will oversee communications across the company including the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation and Prevention Minnesota, Blue Cross' initiative resulting from the 1998 tobacco settlement.

Lux has also been a public relations and marketing consultant and has more than 20 years of experience. Her experience includes leadership positions at other health care organizations in Minnesota. Lux has been involved in local and national health care associations and held leadership positions. She holds a national accreditation in public relations, is a graduate of the College of St. Catherine, and serves as an instructor in the health programs at the University of St. Thomas.

About Mary Robb

Before becoming vice president of integrated health management, Robb was senior director of integrated health management in the government programs area at Blue Cross. She is now responsible for the leadership of integrated care management including case management, disease management and utilization management for all lines of business, including government and commercial. She is also responsible for specialty programs including behavioral health and the employee assistance and prenatal programs.

Robb also held administrative positions in clinical quality improvement and health plan regulatory compliance with Blue Cross. Prior to joining Blue Cross, she has held various leadership positions in clinical health care delivery areas with a focus on rural health care delivery models. Robb received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn. She has a special interest in health care quality initiatives and in community-based programs for persons with developmental disabilities.

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 2.8 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.

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