Sandy Gibson, chief operating officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Gibson’s job is to keep BCBSAZ running smoothly. At BCBSAZ, Gibson leads by example with a daily focus on the company’s products, technology, financial performance and customer experience.

Advice: “It is important to understand the big picture. Everyone should give themselves the chance to get involved in all areas of their business, even if it’s out of their comfort zone, and invest time learning the fundamentals.”

fact: “I’m a big fan of the whimsy and magic of Harry Potter. I’ve read the entire series and am waiting for the next book to be released.”

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