Service above self in the Scenic City.


J. D. Hickey / BCBST - Rotary 1/28/2016

Jason D. (JD) Hickey, M.D., is President & CEO for Chattanooga-based BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

In this position, Hickey is responsible for the development and implementation of long-range plans, goals and objectives for the organization. He leads the executive team responsible for daily management and coordination of the enterprise that serves more than 3 million members.

Prior to his appointment as CEO in September 2015, Hickey served as BlueCross Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for three years. He joined the company in 2011 as President and CEO of Medicaid managed care subsidiary BlueCare Tennessee.

Before coming to BlueCross, Hickey was a partner at McKinsey & Company, one of the world’s leading strategic management consulting firms. Located in McKinsey’s Washington, D.C. office, he was a leader within the Payor Provider Practice and a recognized expert on health care reform.

As a member of Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen’s cabinet, Hickey served as director of the Tennessee Medicaid Program, TennCare, from 2004 to 2006. In this role, he led efforts to reform the TennCare program and ultimately return it to financial stability.

After graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, Hickey earned his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine and his juris doctorate from the Duke University School of Law.

Hickey serves on the board of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and the National Institute of Health Care Management.           He is also a board member of the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga.

He and his wife, Mandy, have three sons and call Lookout Mountain home.

January 21 - Dr. Jared Bigham - Chattanooga 2.0

Dr. Jared Bigham currently serves as Coordinator of "2.0," an education and workforce development initiative for Hamilton County.

Dr. Bigham has worked as the state-wide Director of College & Career Readiness with TN SCORE, a non-profit research and advocacy organization, where he also led the work of the Expect More, Achieve More state coalition. Before this,
Dr. Bigham served as a K-12 supervising principal, a high school principal, and an elementary principal.

Dr. Bigham has served on multiple state and national committees, as well serving as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Rural Education association.
Dr. Bigham has given multiple presentations on education and coalition building issues at the state and national level, is a contributor to national education blogs like, and is the author of three books.
Dr. Bigham is also an adjunct instructor at Liberty University, teaching classes in philosophy of education and school/community relations.
He is also the proud husband of a teacher and father of five children.

January 7th Meeting: Jere W. Morehead

Jere W. Morehead became the University of Georgia's 22nd President on July 1, 2013. Prior to becoming President, he served UGA in many key administrative roles, including Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Vice President for Instruction, and Associate Provost and Director of the Honors Program. President Morehead is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business, where he has held a faculty appointment since 1986.

Dr. Flora Tydings- Chattanooga State
02-18-2016 12:00 pm
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Judge Rob Philyaw – Hamilton County CASA
02-25-2016 12:00 pm
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Randy Boyd- TN ECD Commissioner
03-03-2016 12:00 pm
Category:  Meeting
Dr. Bruce Oppenheirmer
03-10-2016 12:00 pm
Category:  Meeting
Dr. Kelly Arnold- Clinica Medicos
03-17-2016 12:00 pm
Category:  Meeting
Candice McQueen - TN Education Commissioner
03-31-2016 12:00 pm
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