Chet Burrell became President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in December 2007.Prior to joining CareFirst, Burrell served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RealMed Corporation, a provider of online claims processing services for the health care industry. Before joining RealMed, Burrell served as founder, Chairman and CEO for Novalis Corporation, a managed care technology and consulting company that he developed from the idea stage to an organization serving over 800,000 members.
Burrell has also served as an executive with Anthem Health Plans, the Albany Division of Empire Blue Cross, and Blue Shield, and Blue Cross of Northeastern New York.
Burrell has also served in the public sector. During a 10-year career with state government in New York, he served in various senior-level positions including Executive Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Office of Mental Health, Deputy Director for New York State Office of Health Systems Management, and New York State Governor’s Staff, Division of the Budget.