President and chief executive officer
Michael J. Guyette joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota as its president and chief executive officer in January 2013. In this role, 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 serves as a member of the Blue Cross Board of Trustees and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Board. He is chair of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.
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.
Guyette currently serves as a vice chair for the American Cancer Society's CEOs Against Cancer program in Minnesota.
Guyette holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas and an MBA from Villanova University in Villanova, Penn.