Senior vice president, chief legal officer
Scott Lynch joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) as senior vice president and chief legal officer in 2007. In this role, Lynch is responsible for the management of all Blue Cross legal services as well as compliance, audit, risk management, pharmacy management and the consumer service center. He also served as the interim president and chief executive officer from July through December 2012.
Prior to joining Blue Cross, Lynch was vice president and general counsel and vice president and chief compliance officer at Novartis Nutrition Corporation. Lynch also held the position of senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer at Prime Therapeutics. Lynch previously served as an insurance and litigation attorney at the Minneapolis law firm of Oppenheimer, Wolff and Donnelly.
Lynch holds an undergraduate degree from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and California. Lynch is currently a member of the board of directors of Memorial Blood Centers, where he serves as chair of the human resources committee, Availity, LLC and also serves on the board of trustees of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.