As senior vice president and general counsel for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), Deanna Salazar oversees the company’s legal division, which provides consulting services to the board of directors and other key executives. This division advises the company in matters such as risk assessment, contracting, regulatory compliance and litigation management. Salazar also oversees BCBSAZ’s Human Resources Department.
Prior to joining BCBSAZ, Salazar was a partner with the Phoenix law firm of Lewis and Roca, Senior Counsel with Wells Fargo Bank, and Senior Counsel with Employee Solutions, a professional employer organization. She joined BCBSAZ in 1999, and began her service with the organization as associate general counsel. Before attaining her current position, she was employed as the vice president of human resources.
Salazar is a member of the Arizona and Colorado state bars. She also serves as a board member for various non-profit organizations, including Valley of the Sun United Way, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, the Hispanic Women’s Corporation, Chicanos Por La Causa, and the Channel 8 Community Advisory Board.
Salazar received her bachelor’s degree from
Adams State College and her juris doctorate degree from Arizona State
University College of Law.