IN THE SPOT­LIGHT

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, added the ti­tle of pres­i­dent to the du­ties of COO J. Bradley Wil­son. Bob Greczyn, who plans to re­tire in 2010 at an un­spec­i­fied date, ceded the in­sur­ance com­pany’s pres­i­dency but re­tains his ti­tle as CEO.

Wil­son, 56 and a North Carolina na­tive, joined the North Carolina Blues in 1995. His ti­tles over the years in­clude se­nior vice pres­i­dent, gen­eral coun­sel, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent, chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer and cor­po­rate sec­re­tary. Be­fore join­ing the Blues, Wil­son worked in pri­vate law prac­tice for 14 years and then served as gen­eral coun­sel to for­mer Gov. Jim Hunt. Dur­ing that time, he also was act­ing sec­re­tary of the state Crime Con­trol and Pub­lic Safety Depart­ment.

Greczyn, 58, joined the North Carolina Blues in 1998, be­came its pres­i­dent in 1999 and added the CEO ti­tle in 2000.

Jeff Houpt, a physi­cian who chairs the in­surer’s board of trustees, said that, in Wil­son, the board has cho­sen a per­son with broad ex­pe­ri­ence both with the Blues and the state. “This cul­mi­nates a very thought­ful process by the board of trustees which has been un­der way for more than a year,” Houpt said in a writ­ten state­ment. “We feel it has pro­duced the right lead­er­ship to take our com­pany for­ward dur­ing th­ese times of change in health­care.”

Paul Neu­mann, a for­mer long­time gen­eral coun­sel for Catholic Health Ini­tia­tives in Den­ver, is be­com­ing gen­eral coun­sel for an­other Ro­man Catholic health sys­tem, Trin­ity Health, Novi, Mich.

Neu­mann, 50, has not worked at CHI for more than a year, a sys­tem spokesman said. His new role at Trin­ity is sched­uled to be­gin on Nov. 2. Trin­ity has had Daniel Hale split­ting his time be­tween be­ing gen­eral coun­sel and ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of the sys­tem’s In­sti­tute for Health and Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit. Ef­fec­tive Nov. 2, Hale now shifts full-time into his role at the in­sti­tute, fo­cus­ing on com­mu­nity pro­grams and chronic health is­sues.

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