Lehigh Valley for Capital BlueCross
Anne Baum is the vice president, Lehigh Valley for Capital BlueCross, the leading health insurer in Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. She is also the founder of Vision Accomplished, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to improving organizational performance using integrated, experienced based programs designed to enhance leadership, corporate culture and image.
Anne is also co-founder of The Gates Leadership Initiative, a unique leadership development program focused on bringing experienced based leadership training, presented by leaders with a record of success, to individuals who aspire to enhance their leadership skills. The program is designed to connect successful leaders with emerging leaders to create an ever expanding leadership pool dedicated to the economic growth of the Lehigh Valley.
Anne was the founding executive director of Eastern Pennsylvania Health Network, a provider owned PPO based in Lehigh Valley, PA and vice president of managed care for St. Lukeís Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, PA. Anneís prior experience includes leadership and consulting positions in the Chicago metropolitan area with Premier Health Alliance, Tiber Group and AT&T.
Anne is active in the community and currently serves as the chair of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Foundation (Main Street Lehigh Valley). She previously served as chair of the board of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce and the YWCA of Bethlehem. She is active on the boards and committees of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, The Womenís Leadership Initiative of the United Way, Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, and Saucon Valley Foundation for Educational Innovation.
In 2005, Anne was selected as one of Pennsylvaniaís Top 50 Women in Business by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. She has been featured by the Eastern PA Business Journal as a Community Spotlight Award winner and as a Top 20 Executive under 40. In 2006, she received the Presidentís Award from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and in 2009, she received the Lehigh Valley Suits award for excellence in human resources consulting.
Anne holds a bachelorís degree in Biology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL and a masterís degree in Health Systems Management from Rush University, Chicago, IL. She is a member the National Association of Women Business Owners, and is certified by the Protocol School of Washington as a protocol and etiquette consultant.
Anne resides in Bethlehem, with her husband and two children.