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SE Executive Leadership Alumnae Affinity Group
Southfield, MI 48076
United States of America
Room Number: Floor 16
Building Number: Tower 1
Join us for networking, wine, and listening to our speaker for this meeting: Carolynn Walton who was the vice president and treasurer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Carolynn Walton, CPA, was Vice President and Treasurer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). She also served as Treasurer and Board Member of the wholly owned subsidiary of BCBSM, Woodward Straits Insurance Company. In these roles, Walton was responsible for managing the company and subsidiaries’ investment portfolios, cash management, and debt management strategies. Additionally, she managed the investment options for the organizations’ pension plans, 401(k) plans, deferred compensation plans, and risk management functions. The assets under management for the enterprise were approximately $12 billion. Equally important, Walton was a vital member of the cultural transformation of BCBSM as a co-founder and current member of the Diversity Leadership Council, and serves as a mentor to a myriad of professionals both internally and externally.
Walton has received various external recognition for her achievements including being named the 2015 Insurance Plan Chief Investment Officer of the Year by Intelligence Investor Network and 2010 Woman of Excellence Award by the Michigan Chronicle.
Walton is a member of the investment subcommittee for Trinity Health System, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Black Accountants. She volunteers her time on the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Board of Trustees, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Diversity and Leadership Council, Michigan Women’s Foundation Investment Committee, and Institutional Investors Corporate Roundtable, Advisory Board.
Walton received her MBA from Western Michigan University and Bachelor of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Thank you to the host Willis Towers Watson:
Congratulations Executive Leadership Graduates!
You have joined the ranks of over 1,000 talented women executives who took the important step of asking how they could become even more effective and dynamic leaders.
It's a bold step, really. Developing a strong self-awareness takes humility to ask the right questions - and courage to act based on what you learn.
We've heard from Executive Leadership graduates like yourself that they would like to continue to invest in themselves, keep learning and stay in contact with other graduates. In response, Inforum has formed an Executive Leadership Alumnae Affinity Group.
Attend to connect with Executive Leadership graduates and participate in continued strategic connections and leadership development dialogue.
Executive Leadership Alumnae Affinity Group Co-Chairs
Brenda McMahon, Director, Client Management - Michigan and Northwest Ohio, Willis Towers Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Moore, Director, HR Strategy Alignment & Integration, Wayne State University, email@example.com
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