Brian Pieninck is President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a leading multiline not-for-profit insurer.
Brian joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in April 2015 as Executive Vice President of the Large Group Strategic Business Unit (SBU). He assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in May 2017 with responsibility for the organization's four Strategic Business Units as well as Technology & Operational Support Services.
In May of 2018, Brian was unanimously selected by the CareFirst Boards to become the President and CEO, beginning his leadership of the company on July 1, 2018.
Prior to joining CareFirst, Brian was a member of Aetna Inc.'s executive team where he held key leadership positions during a 19-year tenure, including Director of Professional Employer Organizations, President of Southeast National Accounts, and President of the Americas for Aetna International.
Brian serves on the Boards of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Federal Employee Program Board of Managers (FEP BOM), Sharecare, Inc., the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB) and Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC). Additionally, Brian serves on the Board of the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH), Maryland Special Olympics and is Chairman of the Board of CareFirst CHPDC.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Studies Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and is a graduate of Leadership Maryland's Class of 2016. A native of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Brian and his family currently reside in Baltimore County, Maryland.
President & Chief Executive Officer (Interim)
As the Interim President & Chief Executive Officer for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Plan District of Columbia, Mickey Slade will be responsible for continuing the development and successful implementation of the company’s overall strategy, including general oversight of all operations and resources of the company, to support strategic growth. As leader of the Executive Team, he will ensure that all operational priorities and business unit goals are in alignment with CareFirst’s strategic direction.
Mickey has experience in the successful management the company’s fiscal affairs, having served as Chief Financial Officer for CareFirst CHPDC. His Corporate responsibilities also include Finance Operations, Corporate Development and Transaction Services, Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis and Decision Support Services.
Prior to joining to CareFirst CHPDC, Slade was the CEO of KeyMIC, Inc. where he provided financial consulting to a variety of major healthcare companies focusing on cost control, planning, organizational leadership, budgeting, cash flow optimization, auditing, and SEC reporting.
Micky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Hampton University. He earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix and is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.