J. Michael Joyce

Vice President, Chief Auditor & Compliance Officer

Mike Joyce is the Vice President, Chief Auditor & Compliance Officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. 

Joyce directs the internal audit, national anti-fraud and compliance staff functions for the Association. He is also responsible for the development of BCBSA-sponsored compliance, anti-fraud and internal audit training programs for BCBS licensees. In addition, he created a voluntary external quality assessment review process for BCBS Plan internal audit functions to ensure compliance with professional standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Joyce began his professional career in 1983, and has been with BCBSA since June 1999. 

Prior to joining the Association, Joyce served as director of internal audit and then the corporate controller for Rush Prudential Health Plans in Chicago.  Previously, he held a variety of positions with the JCPenney Company’s internal audit department. He has been an active volunteer member of the IIA since 1989, and has been a frequent speaker at global and regional internal audit conferences. He was Chairman of the IIA Global Board of Directors for 2019 – 2020, and Chairman of the IIA North American Board of Directors for 2015-16. He served on the Board of Governors for the Chicago Chapter of the IIA from 1995 until 2015, including a term as Chapter President. In addition, he is a founding member on the Advisory Board for DePaul University’s Endorsed Internal Audit Program. 

Joyce is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in Indiana, PA. 

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 35 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.