May 1, 2019
Ann Shelton has recently been promoted to vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, replacing Ron Simmons who retired after more than 39 years with the company.
In her new role, Shelton oversees all of the company's accounting and financial reporting operations, along with actuarial and risk management, strategic analytics, underwriting, engineering services, strategic investments and the employee credit union.
Shelton has been with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for 34 years. She most recently served six years as the company's controller, overseeing all accounting functions. Previously, she served five years as the manager of tax, ASO and accounts payable, and six years as chief financial officer for Medicare operations.
She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Washburn University and received her certified public accountant (CPA) certification in 1986. Shelton is a graduate of the company's Blue University Leadership Quest program, as well as Leadership Greater Topeka.
Shelton is a long-time board member of the TARC Foundation, having served as president, vice president and treasurer; she is currently the board's past president. She also is part of the leadership team of the Topeka Lutheran School Capital Campaign, and is a past treasurer of the Florence Crittenton Services board of directors.
She and her husband, Ron, have four children and live in Topeka.
For more than 75 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has built a reputation of trust with its members and contracting providers by providing outstanding customer service while quickly and accurately processing claims; fairly administering benefit plans and contracts; offering programs, services and tools to help members improve or maintain their health; and operating under the highest ethical standards while being good stewards of premium dollars. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and is the state’s largest insurer, serving all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information, visit bcbsks.com.
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