Independence Blue Cross (Independence) announced that Lorena Plaza has been appointed vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis.
In her new role, Plaza is responsible for leading Independence’s annual and strategic financial planning as well as processes for forecasting, cost alignment, and analysis of results. Plaza reports to Gregory E. Deavens, chief financial officer at Independence.
Plaza brings extensive experience in global finance and strategic management to the organization. She joins Independence from Barclaycard, where she served as director of Strategic Cost Management and led cost strategy, reporting, and forecasting of cost performance, and developed strategies to mitigate future cost growth. Prior to that, Plaza was vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis and the chief risk officer for Lombard International Assurance, and the head of International FP&A for MetLife.
Plaza is a graduate of Universidad Nacional de Luján in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She currently resides in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than 8 million people nationwide, including nearly 2.5 million in the region. For 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook and on Twitter. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.