Chet Burrell

Chet Burrell joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in December 2007. He has more than 40 years’s experience in the health care industry, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of RealMed Corporation, a provider of online claims processing services; and as Chairman and CEO for Novalis Corporation, a managed care technology and consulting company. 

He has also served in senior-level positions for Anthem and Empire BlueCross BlueShield plans and Blue Cross of Northeastern New York.  In addition to his private sector health care experience, Burrell has also served in the New York State government in a variety of capacities, including the Offices of Mental Health and Health Systems Management and as a member of the New York Governor’s Staff. 

Mr. Burrell earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science from Allegheny College and a Master’s   degree in Public Administration from the University of Albany. He serves on the Boards of the DC Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Executive and Health Care Committees, the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH). 

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