Mr. Ed Sellers
Chairman, Board of Directors, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Edward Sellers is chairman of the Board of Directors for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. He also served as CEO of the organization from 1987 until 2010. In his role as chairman, Mr. Sellers is responsible for general management of the various businesses of BlueCross BlueShield and Companion, including health insurance, administrative services contracting, Medicare intermediary functions, Department of Defense TRICARE intermediary functions, a life insurance company, a property & casualty insurance company, computer technology businesses and an HMO. The company has more than $3.9 billion in revenues and more than 11,000 employees located in 11 states.
Mr. Sellers is known for his leadership in health care and business, holding positions as the chairman of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and vice-chairman of the Palmetto Institute. He is also a member of the HBH Healthcare Initiative Advisory Board, the Palmetto Business Forum, SC Educational Communications, Inc. Board and the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation Board.
Mr. Sellers received the Order of the Palmetto from the state of South Carolina in 2011 and was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 2010. For his work in the community, Mr. Sellers has been honored as Ambassador of the Year by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in 2010, Humanitarian of the Year by the United Way of the Midlands in 2008, and Corporate Citizen of the Year by Habitat for Humanity in 2005.
Prior to his work in South Carolina, Mr. Sellers was senior vice president of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association based in Chicago, and he worked for the Boston Consulting Group from 1975-1978 and the Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1966-1973.
Mr. Sellers completed a B.A. in Physics at Vanderbilt University in 1966 and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1975. He has received honorary doctorates from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina.