Bryan Camerlinck Selected President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) Board of Directors has selected Bryan Camerlinck as president and CEO, following Steve Udvarhelyi’s decision to retire after serving in the role for more than eight years. 

"We are fortunate to have someone of Bryan’s experience and track record succeed Steve Udvarhelyi as President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana,” said Jerry Greig, chairman of the BCBSLA Board of Directors. “Bryan has the strategic vision coupled with the tactical leadership experience to address the challenges and opportunities that Blue Cross and its employees face in serving our members, providers and brokers in today’s evolving healthcare environment.”

Camerlinck joined BCBSLA in 2016 as chief financial officer (CFO) and was promoted to the role of executive vice president (EVP) and chief operating officer in 2021, where he had financial and operational responsibility for all lines of business at Blue Cross. He also had strategic oversight of the company’s business operations, information technology, data and analytics, sales, marketing and communications, and customer experience divisions. In addition, Camerlinck has also served as chairman of the board and president and CEO of Vantage Health Plan, now operating as Primewell Health Services in Arkansas and Mississippi, wholly owned subsidiaries of BCBSLA. 

Prior to joining BCBSLA, Camerlinck held progressively responsible roles at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City for more than 20 years, including CFO and president and CEO of the company’s subsidiaries. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst and Young, is a certified public accountant (CPA) and holds a degree in ccounting and pre-laaw from Kansas State University. 

“Since I joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana my family and I have thoroughly enjoyed the people and culture unique to Louisiana. In this new role, I will continue to work with our dedicated employees to provide top tier service and the security that our members expect from us,” said Camerlinck. “I am honored to lead the Company as we continue to address the health issues that impact all Louisianians.”