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DOUGLAS R. SIMPSON

Douglas R. Simpson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ). Mr. Simpson joined Horizon BCBSNJ in November 2018. In his role, he oversees all aspects of the Company’s financial strategy and actuarial functions, including accounting and financial reporting, treasury and capital planning, investments, tax, budgeting and planning, procurement and corporate real estate, special investigations unit, security and administration.

Prior to joining Horizon BCBSNJ, Mr. Simpson worked at Anthem, Inc. where he was Senior Vice President and CFO, Government Business Division.

Mr. Simpson joined Anthem in 2012 as Vice President, Investor Relations. He subsequently served as the CFO of National Accounts and led Enterprise Financial Reporting. He was later appointed to Senior Vice President and CFO, Business Operations.

Before joining Anthem, Mr. Simpson spent over 15 years of his career in Equity Research as an analyst covering the managed care and health care provider industries at Wall Street firms, including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan.

Raised in New Jersey, Mr. Simpson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.