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Margaret M. (Peggy) Coons

Margaret M. (Peggy) Coons is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. She has responsibility for driving growth in Horizon BCBSNJ’s businesses through an effective human resources and people strategy.

She is responsible for human resources strategy and planning, talent acquisition and management, organizational development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, leadership development, and training. Additionally, Ms. Coons is a member of the Horizon BCBSNJ Diversity Council and previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of American Conference on Diversity.

Prior to joining Horizon BCBSNJ in 2004, Ms. Coons served as Senior Vice President at MCI, Inc. where she had global responsibility for human resources. Her background also includes extensive related experience with Mobil Oil Corporation, with a particular focus on driving and aligning the talent strategy with the business vision.

Ms. Coons has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pace University, Lubin School of Business, and resides in New Jersey.