Bruce G. Bodaken

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Blue Shield of California

Bruce G. Bodaken

Bruce G. Bodaken

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Blue Shield of California

Career Highlights

Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Co.
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California Foundation

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1952 - Iowa



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Vice Chairman at AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Blue Shield of California

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President at Walgreen Co.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at iRhythm Technologies, Inc.

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Executive Director, Health Management at University of California Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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Founder at Montreux Equity Partners

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Former Chief Financial Officer at BevMo Holdings LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Independence Hospital Indemnity Plan, Inc.

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Bruce G. Bodaken
Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Blue Shield of California
B.A. in Philosophy

Colorado State University is a public research university located in Fort Collins, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The university is the state's land grant university, and the flagship university of the Colorado State University System. The current enrollment is approximately 32,236 students, including resident and non-resident instruction students and the University is planning on having 35,000 students by 2020. The university has approximately 1,540 faculty in eight colleges and 55 academic departments. Bachelor's degrees are offered in 65 fields of study, with master's degrees in 55 fields. Colorado State confers doctoral degrees in 40 fields of study, in addition to a professional degree in veterinary medicine. Colorado State University is a land-grant institution classified as a Carnegie Doctoral/RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity). CSU was founded as Colorado Agricultural College in 1870, six years before the Colorado Territory gained statehood. It was one of 68 land-grant colleges established under the Morrill Act of 1862. Doors opened to a freshman class of 1 student in 1879.

M.S. in Philosophy

The University of Colorado advances the economy, health and culture of Colorado and beyond, educating more than 435,000 students who have become catalysts in business, arts, health, and community growth. CU's four campuses feature top-tier faculty and hands-on learning opportunities in an environment where students thrive.

MS Philosophy

As the flagship university of the state of Colorado, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) – and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region – we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies. CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877 – attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines. Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.

BA Philosophy

The CSU System and its campuses are ingrained in communities across the state.bThe Colorado State University System exists to support, enhance, and protect the unique missions of its constituent institutions and to encourage collaboration that benefits students and Colorado. The Colorado State University System will create the financial sustainability to fulfill its mission, while expanding its statewide presence and creating opportunities for building a stronger future for Colorado.

Member, Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly called the Institute of Medicine (IoM), is an American nonprofit, non-governmental organization. The National Academy of Medicine is a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Research Council (NRC). The National Academy of Medicine provides national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health, and serves as an adviser to the nation to improve health. It aims to provide unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to policy-makers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the public at large. Operating outside the framework of the U.S. federal government, it relies on a volunteer workforce of scientists and other experts, operating under a formal peer-review system. As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in a relevant field as well as for their willingness to participate actively.

Career History
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1994 - 2012

Blue Shield of California engages in the provision of healthcare insurance services. The firm offers insurance products include HMO, preferred provider organization, dental and medicare supplemental plan, accidental death and dismemberment, executive medical reimbursement, life insurance, and vision and short-term health plans. The company was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Senior Vice President & Associate Chief Operating Officer
1980 - 1994

FHP, Inc., part of UnitedHealth Group, Inc., is a company headquartered in Fountain Valley, CA, involved in accident and health insurance.

President & Chief Operating Officer

Blue Shield of California Foundation is funded entirely by contributions from Blue Shield of California, a mission-based, not-for-profit health plan founded by physicians in 1939. We are a private foundation that shares the corporation's core mission of providing everyone access to quality health care. Foundation grantmaking is approved by a distinguished Board of Trustees. The Foundation is one of California’s largest and most trusted grantmaking organizations, focusing its support in two program areas: Health Care and Coverage and Blue Shield Against Violence. Our funding ranges from providing unrestricted core support, to advancing thought leadership and research, to technical assistance, and beyond. Every dollar spent works to move California towards a future in which everyone is free of domestic violence and has access to high-quality, affordable health care. Watch the video, Ally for Change, to learn more about Blue Shield of California Foundation, its programs, and grantees.

Boards & Committees
2000 - 2012

Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Co. provides health insurance plans. It offers life, accidental death and dismemberment, vision, and supplemental group health insurance products. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA

Member of the Corporate Advisory Board, Graduate Program in Health Management

The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The school runs a range of programs and is consistently ranked among the best in the country. Known for its small class size, academic rigor, and application selectivity, Haas is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. It is the second oldest business school in the United States.

Member, Board of Overseers
1999 - 2006

California Association of Health Plans is an American nonprofit company located in Sacramento, CA, that operates association that is engaged in promoting health plans. Charles W. Bacchi is the current CEO, occupying that position since 2014.

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La Clínica de la Raza, Inc. provides healthcare services. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

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La Clínica de la Raza, Inc. provides healthcare services. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

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La Clínica de la Raza, Inc. provides healthcare services. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

Political Donations

Former President of United States


Representative from California's 14th Congressional District


Former Senator from Montana

Public Holdings
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Berkeley, CA, United States
2006 Dean's Speaker Series

Los Angeles, CA, United States
2005 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2005 Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from entrepreneurs and executives to philanthropists, scientists and Nobel laureates. Together they explore solutions to today's most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

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