Note: Photo taken December 2018 and does not include Lauren Smith who joined our board January 2019.
George R. Alcott, III
George R. Alcott, III was elected to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Board in 2006. As a director, he 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. George is the chair of the board’s health care quality and affordability committee and serves on the governance committee and the human resources committee.
George is a past vice president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the former president of Communications Workers of America, Local 1301. He is the past vice chair of the National Yellow Pages Sales Representatives Association, a former member of the Greater Boston Labor Council and the CWA New York/New England Regional Council.
George studied at Boston College-Woods College of Advancing Studies where he later lectured on labor relations and ethics. He also studied at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.