Executive Committee

Executive Committee


M. Edward Sellers is Chairman of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and the Companion group of companies. The Corporation’s businesses include health insurance, administrative services contracting, Medicare intermediary functions, Department of Defense TRICARE intermediary functions, a life insurance company, a property and casualty insurance company, computer technology businesses and an HMO.

Mr. Sellers joined BlueCross as President and Chief Operating Officer in September 1987. He was elected to the board of directors in 1989, became Chief Executive Officer in 1992 and was named Chairman in 2001. Today, BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina has over $2.9 billion in annual revenue and 13,000 employees located in sixteen states.

In prior assignments, Mr. Sellers worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation (Pittsburgh), the Boston Consulting Group (Boston), and the BlueCross and BlueShield Association (Chicago).

A native of Kentucky, Mr. Sellers is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Physics, and he has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.




Paula Harper Bethea

Former Executive Director, SC Education Lottery

Joe Blanchard
President & CEO, Blanchard Machinery Company

Ted Creech
Director External Affairs, AT&T

Don Herriott
Director of Innovista Partnerships, University of South Carolina

Tecumseh (Tee) Hooper, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, General Wholesale Distributors, LLC

S. Hunter Howard, Jr.
Upstate Managing Partner, Scott and Company

John Lumpkin, Jr.
Columbia, South Carolina




Ed Sellers
Chairman, BlueCross BlueShield

Joel A. Smith, III
Dean Emeritus, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

John Warner
Founder & CEO, Innoventure

George Wolfe
Partner, Nelson Mullins

M. William “Bill” Youngblood
Shareholder, McNair Law Firm

Ex Officio Member*
President & CEO, SC Council on Competitiveness

*non-voting member