Top 25 Diversity Leaders
Chief Medical Officer,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
Haywood, 47, who has held his current position at the Chicago-based association since December 2012, oversees collaborative efforts for medical, pharmacy and network management for 105 million members in 36 Blues plans nationwide. He also provides clinical guidance for 5 million members in the Blues' Federal Employee Program. Haywood earlier served as senior VP and chief medical officer at Irving, Texas-based VHA, prior to its merger with UHC, and was deputy CMO at the CMS from 2004 to 2006.