Danette Wilson Announces Retirement from Blue KC

At the end of a week that has been jam-packed with executive announcements, yet another major movement within the C-Suite has been released. Danette Wilson, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, has announced that she will retire May 31.

Wilson’s retirement will come after she has spent more than three decades with the company – nearly five of those at the helm.  

In a statement announcing the move, the insurer cited Wilson’s dedication to customers, clients and brokers alike. “Wilson’s leadership at Blue KC instilled a culture of innovation and fiscal responsibility,” the company said. “Her focus on providing affordable healthcare options for the company’s members was the driving force behind the launch of Spira Care, Blue KC’s reimagined primary care and insurance offering.”

Blue KC has already appointed a replacement for Wilson. Erin Stucky, currently serving as executive vice president for market innovation and business development, will take the reins on June 1. Through her current role, Stucky has been a major player in ensuring the effectiveness of Blue KC’s strategic vision.

“Erin and I have worked closely together for more than 25 years, and I’ve seen her exceptional leadership skills first-hand,” Wilson said. “It’s because of these abilities and her focus on our customers’ needs that I know she’s the right person to drive our strategic vision.”