Jay McQuaide

Jay is Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Citizenship for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the largest private health plan in Massachusetts and one of the largest independent, not-for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country. The company has more than $7 billion in revenue, serves nearly 3 million members, and is rated among the nation’s best health plans for overall member satisfaction and quality.

Jay has executive responsibility for the company’s internal and external communications programs as well as its work in the community, including employee volunteerism, charitable investments, and environmental sustainability. In his role, Jay works closely with CEO Andrew Dreyfus on specific strategic communication initiatives. He also serves as an executive sponsor of the company’s AZULatinx employee resource group.

Before joining Blue Cross in 2005, Jay worked as a broadcast journalist for nearly two decades, including serving as an anchor and reporter for WBZ Radio and Television in Boston. Jay received the national Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism and numerous awards for his coverage of the New Hampshire presidential primary.

He is active on the boards of several local not-for-profits, including Playworks New England, where he serves as chair. Jay graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell with a double major in English and political science.