President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Lisa Guertin Named Outstanding Woman in Business
February 13, 2020
“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized in this way, and to be named in the company of five incredible business leaders making a difference in New Hampshire,” said Lisa Guertin, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire. “I can’t imagine doing the work I do any place better than in New Hampshire. The business community in this state not only works closely together on business matters, but in tackling social issues and making a difference in our communities in a personal and meaningful way. I’m proud to join with Anthem’s nearly 400 New Hampshire associates in giving back and serving as a role model for other businesses.”
Guertin has served as president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire for over 15 years. She entered the health insurance industry right after college, spending eight years at The Travelers in Hartford, Conn. and in various field offices on the East Coast before moving to New Hampshire in 1990 to work for Matthew Thornton Health Plan. Through acquisitions, the HMO became Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire and Guertin eventually became its president in 2004. Guertin holds an MBA from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University.
Guertin has long supported initiatives at Anthem to promote leadership opportunities for female employees. In 2013, she led a unique collaboration with Southern New Hampshire University’s College for America to offer no-cost college degrees to Anthem employees, and to date, more than 500 employees have earned their associate’s and/or bachelor’s degrees, with the vast majority of graduates women in front-line operational positions.
Guertin is also one of three executive sponsors of the Women’s Inspired Network, an associate resource group at Anthem, Inc. that aims to increase the representation of women in leadership roles and promote a workplace culture that attracts, retains, and advances women. She serves as a mentor for several up-and-coming leaders in the company and recently was chosen to serve as a trainer for Anthem’s company-wide culture program.
“This year’s Outstanding Women in Business come from different industries and walks of life, but share a strong sense of self, a success-driven work ethic and extraordinary accomplishments,” said Jeff Feingold, editor of NH Business Review. “We congratulate all of this year’s recipients, including Lisa Guertin, whose commitment, vision and talent make her a true leader in her field.”
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