Deanna Salazar

Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer  |  Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

As senior vice president and chief legal officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), Deanna Salazar oversees the company’s legal division, which provides consulting services to the board of directors and other key executives. This division advises the company in matters such as risk assessment, contracting, regulatory compliance and litigation management. 

Prior to joining BCBSAZ, Salazar was a partner with the Phoenix law firm of Lewis and Roca, senior counsel with Wells Fargo Bank, and senior counsel with Employee Solutions, a professional employer organization. She joined BCBSAZ in 1999, and began her service with the organization as associate general counsel. Before attaining her current position, she was employed as the vice president of Human Resources.

Salazar is a member of the Arizona and Colorado state bars. She serves as a member of the Phoenix Art Museum’s Board of Trustee’s and the boards of directors of Expect More Arizona and Teach for America. She previously was a member of the board of directors of Chicanos Por La Causa and served as chair of the Hispanic Women’s Corporation. She is a recipient of the Valley Del Sol’s Profiles of Success Exemplary Leadership Award, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Woman of the Year Award and the Los Abogados Community Service Award, and was recognized as one of the most influential businesswomen in 2017 by Phoenix Business Journal. 

Salazar received her bachelor’s degree from Adams State College and her juris doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law. 

Company Name:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Main Office Address: 2444 W. Las Palmaritas, Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 864-5870
Website: www.azblue.com
Number of Locations in Metro Phoenix: 2
Number of Employees: 1,600
City Nationally Headquartered: Phoenix
No. of Years with Firm: 19.5
Year Established Locally: 1939
Specialties/Services: Health insurance, Medicare, Federal Employee Program Coverage, Products and services designed to keep customers healthy

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