Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) announced that its board of directors has chosen EVP Andrew Dreyfus as the company’s new president and CEO. Dreyfus will succeed Bill Van Faasen, who has served in an unpaid interim role of president and CEO since March 16, 2010. The change becomes effective on Sept. 7, 2010. The Board also announced that Van Faasen would remain involved with the company in a role still to be determined.

“Andrew is not only an experienced leader in the industry and a nationally known expert on critical issues such as health reform and changing the way we pay for care, but as importantly, he has a broad understanding and passionate commitment to continuing and strengthening the important leadership role BCBSMA has played in our community since the company’s founding 73 years ago,” said BCBSMA Board Chairman Paul Guzzi.

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