Denise Kolpack is chief of staff and senior vice president of Communications and Public Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. As chief of staff, she serves as liaison to executive staff across the enterprise, works with governing boards across the enterprise and serves as a strategic partner on all significant issues and programs. She also oversees the company's Creative Services and Document Services departments, which are responsible for advertising, public relations, internal communications, websites, video and audio, writing and editing, graphic design, and corporate print and mail services.
Kolpack joined BCBSND in 2006 as assistant vice president of Corporate Communications and was promoted to vice president in 2007. Before joining BCBSND, she was donor recruitment director with United Blood Services, N.D., campaign manager for the Heidi Heitkamp for Governor campaign in North Dakota in 2000, and worked with the North Dakota Newspaper Association, the North Dakota Water Coalition and Kranzler-Kingsley, all in Bismarck.
A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, Kolpack holds a bachelor of arts degree in marketing and a minor in political science.