PHOENIX -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) has named Mark El-Tawil as chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, El-Tawil will provide direction and accountability for all financial planning and management functions, as well as support the organization's strategy and goals. "Mark's role is essential to the success of our long-term growth strategy, future investments, and financial management and oversight," said Pam Kehaly, president and CEO, BCBSAZ. "His financial and business expertise in healthcare, along with his positive and charismatic leadership, will complement and inspire the entire organization." El-Tawil joins BCBSAZ from P3 Health Group, where he served as CFO. He previously served as West Division Leader for Humana, where he worked for nearly 10 years. With more than 25 years of experience, El-Tawil has spent his career leading operations for health insurers and physician networks. He has lived in Arizona for more than 30 years and is dedicated to the community, having served on the boards of charitable and civic organizations, including Make-A-Wish® Arizona and John C. Lincoln Health Foundation. "BCBSAZ has a great group of committed employees, a tremendous reputation across the state, and the resources to lead healthcare in Arizona for generations to come," said El-Tawil. "BCBSAZ's work in the Arizona community is noteworthy, and I'm thrilled to join the leadership team and continue the positive momentum." His business management background coupled with his ability to work collaboratively positions El-Tawil as a key part of BCBSAZ's plans for advancement and growth. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers. BCBSAZ, a not-for-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The company employs nearly 1,500 people in its Phoenix, Chandler, Flagstaff and Tucson offices. Through advanced clinical programs and community outreach, BCBSAZ is moving health forward. To learn more, visit azblue.com.