Albers School of Business and Economics


Katy Greve

Director, Strategic Innovation Development
Premera Blue Cross

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Company Description

Premera strives to apply innovation and strategy to create leading-edge health coverage, and benefit solutions for its members. Premera’s culture promotes individual development, fosters innovation, and rewards success as an organization of creative and strategic thinkers. First established in 1933, the Premera family of health-care companies is headquartered in Washington and serves over 1.9 million members in several western states. Premera currently has 2,800 employees and $3B in combined revenues between all operating divisions. Their unique value proposition is built on a strong local presence and national capabilities. Premera’s mission is to provide peace of mind for its members. For more information please visit:

Job Description

The Strategic Development department at Premera is an innovative, forward thinking organization focused on strategic planning, opportunity identification and development.

The director leads a group with the mission to function as in-house innovators to work externally and internally to develop and test new solutions. This is where you have an opportunity to work ON the healthcare system and not just in it. With emerging technology in healthcare and the conversations for change, this role will apply experience, knowledge and passion to the premise that new digital platforms will dramatically improve health and the care system.

Employment History

Over 20 years of experience in information technology and program management arenas. Prior to joining Premera, she was a Vice President within Washington Mutual’s Enterprise Program Office.  In addition, over the years, Ms. Greve has held management and consulting positions focused on successfully implementing information systems solutions for a wide variety of industries.


Executive MBA from SU
Executive Leadership Program from SU
Bachelors, Finance Emphasis from UW

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

- The mentee or mentees run the agenda and direction of our session
- The mentor provides insights and guidance based on relevant experience

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Typically meetings would be held on the weekends in the morning or during the week at my place of work if the student has time and transportation.