Jill Davis

Jill Davis

Executive Vice President

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Columbia, SC USA

Always do the right thing even if you don't think anybody is looking.


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Jill Davis


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Raised during the civil rights era by two first-generation college graduates, I was taught from a young age the importance of getting an education.
I went to college as a psychology major but switched my major a couple of times before falling in love with computer science.
After graduating with a degree in computer science, I started my career as a computer programmer.
While discussing technology needs with my clients, I became fascinated with the business decisions they described that were driving their need for technology and code changes.
I decided to go back to school to pursue a master’s degree in business administration.
After graduate school, I ventured through a few different careers before eventually landing at BlueCross BlueShield.
I’ve been with BlueCross BlueShield for 25 years now and currently work as the executive vice president of strategic and diversified businesses.
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Executive Vice President

I’m responsible for four diverse corporate functions and business units.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

My work includes a lot of interactions with my peers, colleagues, and people that report to me—whether that be over the phone, virtual, or face-to-face. I do a lot of problem solving. I work to pull resources together to achieve any new innovative strategic goals and initiatives. I spend time thinking through the risks and benefits of going in one direction versus another when planning for these initiatives. It's a lot of conversation and collaboration. I also work on cost-benefit data analysis.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

I don't believe there is any one great starting position to lead into a role like mine. I just suggest that you make an active effort to learn as much as you can, perform the job to the best of your abilities, and always do the right thing even if you think no one is watching. Someone is always watching and they're usually doing so to evaluate your potential for more. Be willing to continuously learn and try new things as they come your way.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Computer Science


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I'm not going to succeed if I try this. This challenge isn't part of the plan. What if I fail?"