BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced that Steve Henderson was hired as procurement director. In this role, Mr. Henderson will oversee centralized purchasing functions for the company.
“Steve’s extensive background in procurement and supply chain management will be invaluable as we move toward a centralized procurement function,” said Danny Timblin, vice president of strategy and execution for BlueCross.
“He has a proven track record of improving services while reducing costs. Our business and, in turn members, will benefit greatly from his skills in our ongoing efforts to further streamline corporate processes across commercial and government lines of business.”
Mr. Henderson has more than 25 years of experience in corporate services for a variety of industries, including health care, retail, banking and insurance. His background includes procurement and real estate, as well as facilities and contract management for Kmart Corporation, California Federal Bank and Cushman & Wakefield.
Prior to joining BlueCross, he served as vice president of corporate services at Emdeon, a provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions. There, he was responsible for services including real estate and facilities management, procurement and supply chain management, physical security, travel management and business continuity. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Illinois State University.