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Monday, June 10, 2024

Highmark Inc. announces vice president of sales for eastern Pennsylvania

Camp Hill, Pa. (June 10, 2024) — Highmark Inc. (Highmark) today announced that Jim Mackrell has joined the organization as regional vice president of sales for Eastern Pennsylvania.

In this role, Mackrell will be responsible for leading the Commercial business sales and retention teams, working closely with employers, brokers, and consultants, as well as other Highmark leaders, to grow enrollment across central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jim to Highmark,” said Joe Haddock, segment president of Eastern Pennsylvania, Highmark Health Plan. “Throughout his career, Jim has served in progressive leadership roles in sales, account management and operations, and we look forward to putting his experience to work to further benefit our customers and members across central and northeast Pennsylvania.”

Mackrell joins Highmark from CareFirst Administrators with almost 30 years of successful health and benefits sales experience and over 25 years of leadership experience. Prior to his role at CareFirst, Mackrell was a senior leader at Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Aon Hewitt, and Aetna.

About Highmark Blue Shield
Highmark Inc., doing business as Highmark Blue Shield, protects Pennsylvania individuals and families with a range of high-quality, affordable and reliable health insurance solutions. As the only Blue Shield licensee in Pennsylvania, Highmark Blue Shield has a long and successful history of delivering remarkable experiences in Southeastern Pennsylvania through the Federal Employee Program. Highmark Blue Shield earned a Brand Excellence Award from the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, in recognition of its efforts in building brand strength and providing superior customer service, solid financial performance and enrollment growth. Highmark is also annually recognized as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality" from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a "Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion" through the Disability Equality Index® a leading national benchmark established jointly by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. Highmark Blue Shield is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit www.highmark.com.

For more information, contact

Leilyn Perri
Highmark Health
717-215-7835
leilyn.perri@highmarkhealth.org