Richard J. Neeson EVP and President of Expanding Markets

Richard J. Neeson is executive vice president and president of expanding markets at Independence Blue Cross (IBC). In this capacity, he provides oversight for three key operating subsidiaries, as well as market expansion opportunities being pursued by the company.

Prior to this role, Neeson served IBC in various capacities where he had responsibility for all activities related to acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships, including negotiations, contract development, and oversight. He joined IBC in 1993.

Before joining IBC, Neeson served as chief executive officer at Keystone Ventures, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania Blue Shield. Prior to 1988, Neeson spent eight years with Peabody International Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, as vice president of mergers and acquisitions/investor relations. He also held leadership roles at several financial and consulting firms.

Neeson holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from the University of Connecticut.