President and chief executive officer
Michael J. Guyette was named president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) in December 2012 and assumed the role in January 2013. He is responsible for the strategy and operations of the state’s largest health plan, serving 2.7 million members, with a full scope of health plan products and services. He also becomes a member of the Blue Cross board of trustees and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Board.
Guyette most recently served as president of national accounts for Aetna in Hartford, Conn., where he was responsible for overseeing operational performance and business strategy for Aetna’s national accounts division serving more than 8 million members. Prior to joining Aetna in 2010, he held senior leadership positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida for eight years, including senior vice president for the company’s diversified business unit. He also served as chief sales officer and group vice president for its national business unit.
Guyette previously held a variety of senior sales and marketing positions with Independence Blue Cross/AmeriHealth Inc. in both Philadelphia and Houston. He also worked for Prudential Healthcare and Continental Insurance in various Texas and Oklahoma markets.
In 2010, he served as chairman for the Consortium of Health Plans, a coalition of 21 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans founded in 1994 to help position the Blues system as the carrier of choice for national accounts.