Ron Simmons — Vice President, Finance

Beryl "Bebo" Lowery-BornRon Simmons was promoted to vice president of finance and chief financial officer in June 2013, bringing 33 years of experience in the company’s finance division to his new leadership position.

As vice president, Simmons oversees the company’s actuarial research, underwriting and contract administration, treasury and accounting, and continuous quality engineering services departments.

Simmons has worked in the company’s finance division throughout his entire career with BCBSKS. He most recently served eight years as the company’s controller. Prior to that, he served 10 years as manager of cost accounting.

He earned an associate's degree in professional accounting from International Business School/Junior College, Ft. Wayne, IN, and obtained a bachelor's degree in management of health care services through the University of Phoenix. Simmons holds the designation of fellow from the Academy for Healthcare Management and is a graduate of the company's Leadership Quest program. He is a member of the Topeka South Rotary and serves on the board for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

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