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Steve Abell
Vice President, Strategic Services
Steve Abell is responsible for diversified ventures, alliances and strategic teaming relationships. Additionally, Abell is responsible for enterprise project management, which prioritizes projects and ensures alignment of projects with strategic, operational and capital management priorities. Abell joined Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in 1996 as operations manager of the West Central Regional Office in Fort Smith. He was promoted to regional executive in 1997 and vice president of Enterprise Networks in 2006. He was named vice president of Alliance Management in 2008 and appointed to his current position in 2011. A native of Ohio, Abell received his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and is a graduate of the Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.