Greg WellsChief People Officer
As chief people officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), Greg is responsible for leading the organization’s human resources programs. His team oversees the benefits, compensation, employee relations, change management, talent acquisition and development, succession planning, and employment for over 2,800 BCBSAZ staff members across the state.
Since joining the organization in 2005, Greg has helped to lead the company’s initiative to be recognized as a premier Arizona-based employer. He is also committed to increasing employee awareness and alignment with the company’s mission and values.
Prior to joining BCBSAZ, Greg served as the director of human resources for WorldatWork, a global not-for-profit educational association focusing on compensation, benefits, and total rewards. Before that, he was the director of human resources for Blood Systems (now known as Vitalant), a multisite, national healthcare provider. At Blood Systems, Greg worked at the corporate headquarters, where he oversaw employment, affirmative action, employee relations, labor relations, safety, and loss-control initiatives.
In addition to his role as chief people officer at BCBSAZ, Greg is an active volunteer in his community. He currently serves on the board for First Place AZ, the board for the Phoenix Police Foundation, and as a past-chairman and board member for the Children’s Action Alliance and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center.
Greg received a bachelor’s degree in human resources from the University of Arizona and served more than eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.