As senior vice president of public and health affairs, Kathy Mock is responsible for public relations, internal communications, policy and legislative affairs, the Center for Prevention, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, the Minnesota Institute for Public Health (MIPH) and community affairs. In her role as CEO of Blue Plus, she provides strategy and operational oversight for the health plan, which has approximately 180,000 members and more than 7,500 in-network physicians. Mock also serves on the Blue Plus board of trustees. As a Blue Cross executive leader, Mock is a frequent presenter on a wide range of health care topics at civic and industry meetings.
A licensed attorney, Kathy Mock has more than two decades of experience in law and public policy. Before joining Blue Cross in 1992, she served as government affairs counsel and director of administration and research for the Insurance Federation of Minnesota. Kathy Mock is chair of the board for the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association and serves on the board for the Citizens League. She also serves on the boards of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation, and the Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Health Care. She also served as a 2004-2005 policy fellow with the Humphrey Institute Policy Forum. In 2008, Mock was selected as one of 25 Industry Leaders by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Kathy is a graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul and the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota.