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Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Community Affairs
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Maria Harris Tildon is responsible for managing all matters related to public policy, government relations, external and internal communications, strategic medical communications and community outreach and giving for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst). Under her leadership, CareFirst has considerably increased its community giving through its CareFirst Commitment initiative.
Prior to joining CareFirst, Harris Tildon served as senior vice president for external affairs for The Century Council, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting underage drinking and drunk driving, in the Clinton Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce under Secretaries Ronald H. Brown and William Daley, and practiced law at Venable, LLP in Washington, D.C., focusing on civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts with a special emphasis on business litigation and environmental criminal defense. In addition to serving on the board of the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company and the Board of Trustees for the Baltimore City Community College, Harris Tildon also serves on several not-for-profit boards including Healthcare for the Homeless, The Park School of Baltimore, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, DC Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region and the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.