Russell Collins

Russell Collins

Chief Legal Officer

Chief Legal Officer

Russell (Russ) Collins is chief legal officer and corporate secretary for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). In his role, he oversees the company’s audit, compliance, government affairs and legal departments. As corporate secretary, he provides counsel to the board of directors and assists with the implementation of best practice corporate governance processes.

Prior to joining the company, Collins was an attorney with Kutak Rock, LLP in Omaha and practiced law in Portland, Oregon.

Collins is active in community service and serves on the board of the Omaha Children’s Museum and Lauritzen Gardens. He is a member of Leadership Omaha Class 31. He is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar Association (inactive).

Collins received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his juris doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago.

Russell Collins

Chief Legal Officer