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Steve Abell
Vice President, Strategic Services
Steve Abell is responsible for adding value and revenue through investment in new products, services, technologies and innovations that improve the way healthcare is delivered and received. He concurrently serves as Vice President of USAble Corporation where he leads USAble Diversified Ventures, the corporate venture arm established to pursue capability-driven diversification and investment into adjacent growth opportunities. Additionally, Abell has responsibility for the strategic and annual planning processes of the enterprise and the Enterprise Project Management Office, which ensures alignment of major 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. Abell received his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and is a graduate of the Wharton School’s Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.