Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has announced the election of Leslie R. Andersen and John C. Mitchell II, MD, and the re-election of three members to its Board of Directors for three-year terms.
Andersen is president and chief operating officer for the Bank of Bennington in Bennington, Nebraska. She is past chair of the Nebraska Bankers Association and past board member of the American Bankers Association. Andersen currently serves as the vice chairman of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She received her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and her MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Andersen and her husband David have three children.
Dr. Mitchell is certified by the American Board of Medicine in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and practices at Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, PC in Omaha. Mitchell serves on the boards of the Nebraska Health Network, Methodist Hospital Foundation and the University of Nebraska Alumni Association. He received his medical degree from the University Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Mitchell and his wife Kathleen, also a physician, have two children.
Marvin B. Dvorak, DDS, chair emeritus, is retiring after 18 years of service on the BCBSNE board. Dvorak served as board chair from 2011 to 2015.
“On behalf of the BCBSNE board of directors and staff, I want to thank Marv for his leadership and service to Blue Cross and its members,” George G. Beattie, BCBSNE board chair said. “We also welcome Dr. Mitchell and Ms. Andersen. The experience they bring will be of great value to the board.”
Andersen and Mitchell join 12 others on BCBSNE’s Board of Directors, three of whom were re-elected this year: George G. Beattie, Lincoln; Richard R. Bell, Omaha; and Robert E. Synowicki, Jr., Omaha.
Other board members include: Steven S. Martin, Omaha; Karen B. Aman, Blair; Lyndee J. Black, Lincoln; Allen D. Dvorak, Omaha; Dan E. Ernst, Lincoln; Keith R. Olsen, Grant; Anthony F. Raimondo Jr., Columbus; Jeffery L. Schumacher, Lincoln; and Todd S. Sorensen, M.D., Scottsbluff.