Nicki Flanagan was promoted to vice president, human resources and administrative services, at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) in August 2021. In that role, she is responsible for all aspects of human resources; including talent acquisition; total rewards; employee relations; diversity, equity and inclusion; HR projects; HR information systems; and corporate health and wellness initiatives. In addition, she has oversight for corporate procurement, vendor management, cafeteria, as well as facilities management for all owned and leased properties, including security and maintenance. Flanagan also has executive oversight of the company's workforce and leadership development program.
Flanagan joined BCBSKS in 2016 as a human resources generalist before being promoted to the director of human resources in 2017. Previously, she held various operational and human resources leadership roles at The Home Depot’s Supply Chain where she worked as a strategic business partner to the operational teams.
In 2018, Flanagan was recognized by The Wichita Business Journal as an HR Honoree for the HR Professionals Award. She volunteers her time locally with Junior Achievement, the Seaman Booster Club and the Elmont Elementary Site Council.
A native of Lawrence, Kansas, Flanagan holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management and a minor in business administration from Kansas State University. She currently lives in Topeka, Kansas with her husband, Blake, and children Jackson, Noah and Mackenzie.