Sandra Beard Biography

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Sandy joined the company in 1989 as Product Coordinator with the Consumer Direct Business Unit, and has served in Manager, Director, and Senior Director roles across the organization, including Provider Services, Marketing, the Large Group Business Unit, and the Transformation Office. With 30 years of experience at CareFirst, Sandy currently serves as Senior Vice President of our new division, Strategy & Health Plan Engagement.

Sandy has launched and managed healthcare product portfolios serving diverse market segments.  Additionally, she has facilitated the strategic planning process, as well as corporate development efforts, inclusive of due diligence and business integration. As Senior Vice President of Strategy & Health Plan Engagement, she will work closely with the BlueCross BlueShield Association, CareFirst’s Strategy & Planning team, and board and committee members in support of CareFirst’s mission and vision.

Prior experience includes Director of Research for the Building Owners & Managers Association, in Washington, DC, and course design and delivery as Assistant Professor at Juniata College.

Sandy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Juniata College, in Huntingdon, PA, and earned her MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.