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Karen W. Mayer

Co-Chair, CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ Task Force

Clinical Services Support Director, Independence Blue Cross

Ms. Karen Mayer supports special projects and key strategic initiatives for the Chief Medical Officer at Independence Blue Cross, the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With its affiliates, the company serves more than eight million people nationwide. Prior to this position, she served as the Director of Associate Wellness and Communications where she developed the annual wellness operating plan for the company’s more than 4,400 associates and oversaw all internal and external wellness communications.

Before her tenure in the health insurance industry, Ms. Mayer held a variety of roles in the financial services and investment management industry. She has extensive experience in strategic marketing and communications, and start-up departmental ventures.

Ms. Mayer has a master’s degree in wellness and lifestyle management from Rowan University, an MBA in finance from New York University, a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University in business administration with a marketing concentration, and an associate’s degree from the Parson’s School of Design.