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About Joan McCusker

Joan McCusker is senior vice president of Human Resources and Enterprise Risk Management at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND). She provides executive leadership for all aspects of the Human Resources function including Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits, Learning and Development, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Leadership Development, and Executive Compensation, ensuring talent is available, prepared, and inspired to achieve business success. In addition, McCusker is responsible for identifying and managing Enterprise Risk and leading the organization in responding to risk appropriately.

McCusker joined BCBSND in 2017 and has held several senior leadership positions over the years. Prior to joining BCBSND, McCusker worked in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area as CFO at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation and at Lawrence Merchandising Services. McCusker began her career at Honeywell and moved to ATK in a business spin-off where she served in a variety of senior management positions in corporate finance, human resources, compliance and ethics, and information technology.

McCusker graduated with an accounting degree from Minot State College in Minot, N.D., and went on to receive a master's degree in accountancy from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.