Executives

  • Jim GrazkoPresident, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska

    Jim Grazko is President of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska & SVP of Underwriting. Jim has responsibility for establishing and achieving long- and short-range operational, membership and financial goals for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska. In his underwriting role Jim works with the business to achieve membership and financial objectives, providing pricing and underwriting support for all products lines. He also oversees production of group, member and provider contracts. Jim participates as a member of the Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP) Board of Directors where he chairs the Grievance Committee.

    Prior to joining Premera, Jim served as Director of Underwriting for Health Net, where he ran underwriting for their western region. Jim also worked as a consultant with Ernst & Young in the firm’s Actuarial, Benefits and Compensation practice.

    Jim graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio with a BS in Mathematics. He also holds a Masters degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

    Lynn Rust HendersonVice President, Sales & Service, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska

    As the Vice President of Sales & Service for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Lynn Rust Henderson is responsible for all sales and service functions, as well as the development and definition of channel distribution and product development strategies. Lynn has been instrumental in the development and focus of worksite well-being solutions for the Alaska market. She serves on the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation board and the American Heart Association board as well as several others.  

    Prior to joining Premera, Lynn served as vice president of sales and service with Aetna in Michigan. In that position, she was responsible for all sales, service, and marketing functions for the entire state. She has also held positions of leadership with MCARE (then owned by the University of Michigan), where she was the vice president of sales and production development; SelectCare (also based in Michigan); and The Prudential Insurance Company of America.  

    Lynn has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Development Program at the Healthcare Leadership Institute of the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan.