Blue Cross and Blue Shield adds Ted Hosp to its governmental affairs team
Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Alabama is adding one of the state’s top legal minds to its already first-class governmental affairs team.
On Monday, BCBS announced that Ted Hosp has been officially named as the company’s executive director of governmental affairs.
Hosp joins Blue Cross from Alabama-based Maynard, Cooper and Gale, where he most recently chaired the prominent law firm’s governmental and regulatory affairs practice group. Hosp is widely recognized as a leader in the areas of government ethics laws and the legislative process. He is a graduate of Brown University and received his law degree from Fordham University.
In a press release, Robin Stone, BCBS vice president of governmental affairs, lauded the impact that Hosp is expected to have.
“Ted’s experience at Maynard working with our company on legislative and regulatory issues will enable him to bring immediate and long term value to our advocacy on behalf of our customers at the local, state and federal level,” Stone said.
Hosp currently chairs the Alabama Access to Justice Commission, established by the state Supreme Court in 2007. Additionally, he serves on the Alabama State Bar Committee on Volunteer Lawyers Programs and on the board of the Middle District of Alabama Federal Defender’s Program. Hosp has previously served on the boards of the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Montgomery Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program.
He is married to Alison Wingate Hosp, who handles governmental affairs for the Alabama Retail Association as its vice president.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn