Strategy and New Ventures Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Tricia Garland’s health care and pharmacy business expertise has powered a career focused on helping others have access to quality, affordable care. As a senior leader in industry leading Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s (Blue Cross NC) Strategy and Diversified Business Group, Tricia leverages deep knowledge of the priorities of the business and entrepreneurial savvy to move game changing deals from ideas to partnerships and portfolio assets. Her work directly led to the establishment of Blue Cross NC’s Diversified Business Group as well as the largest acquisition in the company’s 88-year history, expanding its geographic reach and capabilities. In the Strategy vertical, Tricia collaborates with executive leaders to drive an enterprise view of which capabilities and work are critical to achieve enterprise goals and align corporate funding. Building on her B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in healthcare strategy from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Tricia is an active alumnus mentoring new professionals in addition to her professional contributions in industry publications and conferences.