Special to The Times
Tim Vines has been named president and chief operating officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
After a transition period in 2018, Vines will succeed Terry Kellogg as both president and chief executive officer; in the meantime, Kellogg is expected to remain CEO.
Vines has been with Blue Cross for 23 years. During his tenure, he has served as executive vice president and COO; chief administrative officer; senior vice president for Health Management; senior vice president for Business Operations; vice president for Special Claims Operations; and vice president for Health Management.
A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in finance, Vines plays a very active role in the community. He is currently chairman of the board of trustees of Samford University, where he also serves on the Executive Committee. In addition, Vines serves on the boards of the American Red Cross Alabama Region and the Better Business Bureau serving South and Central Alabama.