Francis X. Callahan, Jr. was elected to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Board in 2015. As a Director, Mr. Callahan helps set the company’s strategy and overall direction. Within a highly competitive and highly regulated business environment, the Board oversees and governs BCBSMA's operations, which includes the provision of health coverage to individuals and public and private employers. Mr. Callahan is Chair of the Board’s Corporate Contributions Committee and serves on Audit Committee and the Health Care Quality and Affordability Committee.
Mr. Callahan has served as the President of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council since 2007. He began his career in the labor movement with the Pioneer Valley Building and Construction Trades Council. He was appointed Legislative Director for the Massachusetts Building Trades Council in 1996. He is a member of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades Local 939.
Mr. Callahan is Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, delegate to the Greater Boston Central Labor Council, President of the Construction Institute and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Friends For Children and The Labor Guild.
Mr. Callahan earned his Master of Science in Labor Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Providence College.