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William T. Cushing, Jr.

William T. Cushing, Jr.

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William T. Cushing, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Chief Audit Executive and Chief Risk Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Bill Cushing is the company’s Chief Audit Executive and Chief Risk Officer. His primary responsibilities are to provide enterprise-wide risk management leadership and to direct and oversee the ongoing assessment of the company’s system of internal controls. Under his leadership, the Division provides value-added assessments of all of the company’s core business processes (financial, operational, information technology, compliance, and so forth) as well as its key strategic initiatives, and conducts the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Examination of Internal Controls over Financial Reporting. His areas of responsibility also encompass oversight and monitoring of BCBSMA’s Information Security Program and management of the company’s insurance portfolio.

Bill has been with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) for more than 30 years and has held a number of key management positions within the company as well as being responsible for several major corporate projects.

In addition to his time in the BCBSMA operational environment, Bill was also part of a select team of BCBSMA associates who participated in a joint venture with the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission. In that regulatory setting, Bill held a number of positions surrounding the development of, and compliance with, the laws, regulations and contracts for the Commonwealth related to the control of health care costs. In his spare time, Bill has also spent many years as an instructor of various finance-related subjects on the faculties of several local colleges.

Bill is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Certified Information Technology Professional and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA).Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Bentley University.