Mark currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Alberta Blue Cross®. His appointment comes as current President and CEO Ray Pisani is retiring after an exemplary 35-year career with Alberta Blue Cross® including serving for nearly a decade as President and CEO.
“We are grateful to Ray for his exceptional leadership of our organization and the significant positive impact he has had on the communities we serve,” says Scott Thon, Chair, Board of Directors of ABC Benefits Corporation. “We are also very excited to have an inspiring and experienced leader like Mark leading our organization. Mark is a well-respected executive bringing years of experience in technology, customer experience and a proven track record of building empowered cultures.”
Mark’s appointment takes effect November 14, 2019.
Prior to joining Alberta Blue Cross®, Mark spent 18 years at TELUS Communications in various senior leadership roles including serving as Vice President, Customer Solutions Enterprise. Mark is passionate about giving back to the community, serving as a past board member of the Alberta Taekwondo Association and Vice Chair of the TELUS Edmonton Community Board.
“I am truly honoured to be a part of the amazing Alberta Blue Cross® team,” Mark says. “I am very fortunate to have had the unique privilege of working with Ray—a tremendous leader and mentor, for the past four years. I am excited to work with our talented team in accelerating our Blue For Life® vision, with our focus and unwavering commitment to our customers and their wellness.”
As Alberta’s leading benefits provider, Alberta Blue Cross® serves more than 1.8 million Albertans through employer group benefit plans, individual health plans and government-sponsored programs. Alberta Blue Cross® processes more than 64 million claim lines annually with a value exceeding $3 billion.
Alberta Blue Cross® is truly passionate about serving our communities. Through our employee-led Hearts of Blue charity, Alberta Blue Cross® staff support dozens of grassroots nonprofit organizations across the province with their time and resources. And through a multitude of involvements and initiatives including our Healthy Communities Grant and Scholarship programs, Alberta Blue Cross® provides millions of dollars in support to positively impact the lives and wellness of the communities we serve.