From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Auburn graduate Tim Vines has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, according to a release.
Vines has been with Blue Cross for 23 years. During his tenure, he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Chief Administrative Officer; Senior Vice President, Health Management; Senior Vice President, Business Operations; Vice President, Special Claims Operations; and Vice President, Health Management.
Terry Kellogg will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the company. After a transition period in 2018, Vines will succeed Kellogg as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Vines graduated Auburn University with a degree in Finance. He plays a very active role in the community.
He is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Samford University, where he also serves on the Executive Committee. In addition, Vines serves on the boards of the American Red Cross Alabama Region and the Better Business Bureau serving South and Central Alabama.