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Deanna Salazar

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Deanna Salazar is the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) where she directs the company’s Community and Health Advancement, Audit, Compliance, Privacy, Government Affairs, and Legal teams. Prior to joining BCBSAZ, Salazar was a partner with the Phoenix law firm of Lewis and Roca, Senior Counsel. She is a member of the Arizona and Colorado state bars. She has served as a member of the board of directors of Teach for America, The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, and Chicanos Por La Causa. Modern Healthcare magazine recently named her to its list of Top Diversity leaders. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Adams State College and a juris doctorate degree from Arizona State University College of Law.