Kelly Williams | Blue Cross Blue Shield

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.

Kelly Williams

Vice President, Human Resources

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is vice president of human resources for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation's largest health insurer covering one-in-three of all Americans.

Williams oversees the strategic direction of corporate human resources, which includes a strong focus on organizational and talent development, change management and total rewards. She also facilitates the annual Blue HR Leadership Forum, whose participants include chief human resources officers from across the federation of BCBS companies. This meeting provides senior HR leaders opportunities to network, share best practices and discuss trends shaping the workforce of the future.

Prior to joining BCBSA, Williams held a number of HR executive positions, including chief talent officer with Talent Partners and VP, Human Resources, Learning & Development with international travel company Abercrombie & Kent. Earlier in her career, she served as a clinical social worker before transitioning into corporate HR and organizational development roles.

Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human resources development from Oakland University and a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.