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TO HONOR TERRY PEACE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE OCCASION OF HER UPCOMING RETIREMENT, TO THANK HER FOR HER TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF HARD WORK AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THE COMPANY AND HER COMMUNITY, AND TO OFFER BEST WISHES FOR A SATISFYING AND REWARDING RETIREMENT.
Whereas, a native of Laurens County, Terry Peace graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate with an associates degree in nursing. She began her career as a nurse in the surgical unit at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, and later at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville; and
Whereas, in 1992, Mrs. Peace joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina as a medical case manager. She was instrumental in implementing a program for the state health plan. During her time as a case manager, she realized that she enjoyed working in the business side of the company and moved into a management position with increasing responsibility in the company's provider services area. She later returned to school to further her education, graduating with a bachelor of arts in business administration from Columbia College; and
Whereas, combining the perspective gained from her hospital-based nursing career with experience gained during her work at BCBS of SC, Mrs. Peace has become a seasoned health insurance executive. In 2004, she was named vice president of small group and individual insurance operations, one of eight units comprising the overall BlueCross division; and
Whereas, in May 2010, Terry Peace was named Senior Vice President of Operation where she oversees claims processing, customer service, marketing and sales, membership enrollment and billing, and underwriting. She is also responsible for the federal employee program, the state health plan, and a third-party administration subsidiary; and
Whereas, in 2016, Mrs. Peace was recognized as one of the Outstanding Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands. The honorees for this award exemplify excellence in service, leadership, community visibility, and professionalism. She currently serves on the Women of Distinction Committee and is a member of the Emerald Circle; and
Whereas, an active leader in her community, Mrs. Peace uses her managerial skills outside of work as she serves in leadership capacities in charitable organizations. While her personal passion lies with improving the health of women and children, she most visibly demonstrates her commitment to those causes through her past affiliation with the American Heart Association, her past service as member of the SC Chapter Board for the March of Dimes, and as former Chairman of the Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Board. She currently serves as a member of the Go Red for Women movement which encourages awareness and support for women affected by heart disease, the number one killer of women; and
Whereas, this Chapin resident is the proud wife of Alan Peace. Together they have two grown children, Taylor and Erica, who have blessed them with two grandchildren, Della Grace and Olivia; and
Whereas, the General Assembly recognizes that the success of the State of South Carolina, the strength of its communities, and the vitality of American society as a whole depend, in great measure, upon the dedication of individuals like Terry Peace who use their talents and resources to serve others. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, honor Terry Peace, Senior Vice President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, on the occasion of her upcoming retirement, thank her for her twenty-seven years of hard work and dedicated service to the company and her community, and offer best wishes for a satisfying and rewarding retirement.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Terry Peace.
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