Blue Cross Announces Senior Management Team Promotions

April 7, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. – In an effort to drive greater organizational effectiveness, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana recently promoted Bryan Camerlinck from chief financial officer to the newly-created role of executive vice president (EVP) and chief operations officer, and promoted Adam Short to senior vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer. Both report directly to Blue Cross President and CEO Dr. I. Steven Udvarhelyi. 

In his new role, Camerlinck has financial and operational responsibility for all lines of business at Blue Cross. Several members of the Blue Cross senior management team now report directly to Camerlinck, giving him oversight of the insurer’s business operations, information technology, data and analytics, sales, marketing and communications, and customer experience divisions.  

Camerlinck joined Blue Cross as a member of the senior management team in 2016, in the position of EVP and chief financial officer. Prior to that, he worked at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City for more than 20 years. Blue Cross promoted Camerlinck to chief financial and operations executive in 2018.

As SVP and chief financial officer, Short oversees various financial planning areas of Blue Cross, including actuary, accounting, treasury, tax and payroll, and strategic sourcing. 

Short joined Blue Cross in 2006, having previously worked for Baton Rouge General Health System and a number of regional Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). Blue Cross appointed Short as interim chief financial officer from 2015-2016.  

A complete list of Blue Cross’ leadership team is on the company’s website,

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About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, we are a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve our customers. We were recognized in 2019 and 2020 as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. 

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