Christopher CashmanEVP and President of Commercial Markets

Christopher Cashman serves as executive vice president and president of commercial markets at Independence Blue Cross (Independence). In this role, Cashman has overall profit and loss responsibility for the company’s commercial health markets, including marketing and sales and ancillary businesses. In addition, he is responsible for corporate communications, advertising, and creative services.

Cashman joined Independence in December 1997 from S.R. Wojdak & Associates where he was a senior associate and directed the development and successful implementation of governmental relations strategies for a broad-based group of clients in the health care, education, economic development, transportation, sports, and hospitality industries.

Cashman was formerly first deputy director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia. He also served as vice president for project development at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and as a senior manager at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.

Cashman serves on a number of boards including the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, YMCA Philadelphia & Vicinity, Zoological Society of Philadelphia, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and the Girls Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

In 2012, Cashman was named Father of the Year by the Father’s Day Council of Greater Philadelphia in recognition of his community and corporate leadership.

He is a graduate of DeSales University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.