Topic: "The Future of Healthcare". 

Dana Erickson, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, is responsible for overseeing the strategy and operations of the state’s largest non-profit health plan.

Erickson joined Blue Cross in 2015 and has served in leadership roles in the organization’s health services division, most recently as senior vice president. Before coming to Blue Cross, Erickson held clinical and medical leadership roles at Univita Health and Optum Health. Additionally, Erickson spent two years serving in Anoka County as a nursing leader. Erickson is a registered nurse and respiratory therapist.

Erickson studied social work at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She serves on the board of Portico Healthnet, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that helps uninsured individuals and families access affordable coverage and care. She is also a member of the Blue Cross Board of Trustees.