Joseph A. Frick, was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Independence Blue Cross (IBC) on January 26, 2005. Mr. Frick had been Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration since 1997. In this capacity, he was responsible for corporate planning and business development, as well as IBC's Human Resources and Administrative Services. He joined the organization in March of 1993. Mr. Frick was promoted from Vice President, Human Resources to Senior Vice President in May of 1994.
Before joining Independence Blue Cross, Mr. Frick was Vice President of Human Resources at Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. (PNI), which publishes The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News. He joined PNI in 1987 as Personnel Development Director, responsible for Employee Relations and Training and Development. In January 1989, he was named Director of Personnel and in October of that year was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources.
Prior to coming to PNI, Mr. Frick spent 13 years at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, starting as a buyer/purchasing agent in 1974. He subsequently managed the Quality Circle Program, Training and Development, and Planning/Administration functions for the company's Integrated Logistics Support divisions. In 1985, he was named Manager of Training Operations at Westinghouse's Defense and Electronics Center.
Mr. Frick is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Leadership, Inc., a program preparing Philadelphia area leaders for influential roles in the community. He also serves on the boards of directors for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, LaSalle University, the Penjerdel Council, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board. Mr. Frick is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
A liberal arts graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Frick also received an MBA in Management from Loyola College. He and his wife, Amy, live in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania with their son, Tony, and daughter, Kate.