Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana executive Peggy Scott has been invited to be the keynote speaker for LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business Spring Diploma Ceremony on Friday, May 15, at 12:30 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Blue Cross President and CEO Mike Reitz said, “It is a huge honor to be invited to give a keynote commencement address at LSU. I’m extremely proud of Peggy, and all of our Senior Management Team join me in congratulating her.”

As executive vice president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer and treasurer, Scott leads operations, finance and treasury for Louisiana’s largest health insurer. In addition, she is president of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, having previously served four years as the Foundation’s Chairman of the Board.

Blue Cross is headquartered in Baton Rouge, with eight sales offices and more than 2,300 employees statewide. During Scott’s tenure at Blue Cross, the company has won two Awards of Excellence from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association for the highest membership growth and retention among all the Blue Cross organizations. Under her leadership, Blue Cross has earned 18 straight ‘A’ ratings for financial strength from Standard & Poor’s.

“Peggy Scott is not only a successful business executive, she is a true friend and supporter of the college and an enviable role model for our students,” said Richard White Jr., dean of the College of Business. “We are pleased to have her speak at graduation.”

Scott earned a bachelor’s of accounting from the LSU College of Business, graduating magna cum laude, as well as an executive master’s of business administration from Tulane University. She was inducted into the LSU College of Business Hall of Distinction and serves on a number of College of Business councils and committees. Active in leadership roles in her profession and community, she was given the LSU Pathfinder Award from the Louisiana Women’s Summit for excellence in business, leadership and community engagement. Most recently, she was inducted into LSU’s Alumni Hall of Distinction.

As past president, Scott currently serves on the board of the E.J. Ourso College of Business Dean’s Council. A Master Gardener with the LSU AgCenter, she volunteers significant time to the LSU extension services program and the Burden Horticulture Center.

A native of Louisiana, Scott is married to Dr. Loren Scott, LSU Economics Professor Emeritus. They have two daughters, Stacy and Kelly.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer. We are a private company, mutually owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We are an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to improving the health and lives of all Louisianians. With our subsidiaries, HMO Louisiana and Southern National Life, we provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to one out of four Louisiana residents. We’re the only Louisiana insurer that offers plans in every parish. We also provide every customer with comprehensive wellness education, programs and services to help them live healthier lives. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, we have eight regional offices to serve our customers around the state.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is dedicated to transforming the healthcare industry in Louisiana into one that delivers high-quality health outcomes for our customers with top-notch service at more affordable costs. Our reputation for exceptional service and prompt payments, as well as the hard work of our 200+ in-house doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and dietitians, keeps both customer and provider satisfaction high. Surveys by the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Louisiana Hospital Association consistently rank Blue Cross the best company providers do business with.

Blue Cross is deeply committed to the communities we serve. We invest both time and money in the health and wellbeing of Louisiana children by supporting more than 200 charitable organizations. We invite and encourage all Louisianians to visit our website or talk to us on social media through our online hub.