Jeanne Carlson, B.B.A.'68

Jeanne Carlson is president and chief executive officer for Blue Care Network of Michigan, the health maintenance organization subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Prior to this appointment, Carlson was vice president of the General Motors account and of several other key areas with "the Blues."

She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting through Western Michigan University's college of business in 1968 and her Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University in 1989.

Carlson is serving an eight-year term on the WMU board of trustees that will end in 2014. She was a member of the WMU Alumni Association board of directors from 1995 to 2001, serving as its president in 2000-01.

A certified public accountant, Carlson previously was a staff auditor with the accounting firm of Touche Ross & Company as well as a private financial consultant.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the United Way Allocations and Admissions and Compliance Committee. In addition, she is a member of the YMCA of Metro Detroit Board of Directors.