Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has elevated Margaret Pinello-White to the newly created role of Chief Administrative Officer.
Berlin, Vermont — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont has elevated Margaret Pinello-White to the newly created role of Chief Administrative Officer.
Growing up on a working dairy farm in Randolph Center, Pinello-White learned at an early age the value of hard work and being resourceful. She has drawn on those skills during her 14 years with the Blue Cross, working in a wide variety of roles. Starting as a human resources specialist, she has also been a worksite health and wellness coordinator, benefits manager, and most recently the director of human resources and facilities.
“Margaret has been a key leader in our organization for over a decade, and her dedication to coworkers and the Vermonters we serve is evident every day,” says Don George, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.
In her new role as Chief Administrative Officer, Pinello-White oversees claims, mail and document management, payment integrity, audit, human resources, learning and organizational development, and facilities.
Pinello-White earned her bachelor’s degree from Vermont Technical College and a master’s degree in business administration with a focus in organizational leadership from Norwich University. She has participated in several leadership programs, including the Vermont Leadership Institute, which she graduated from in 2022. She is currently working on a degree in mediation from Champlain College’s Center for Mediation and Dialogue. Pinello-White is also a senior certified professional in the Society for Human Resource Management.
For 10 years, Pinello-White has volunteered with the Green Mountain United Way, serving on its board, committees, and in leadership positions. She currently is chair of the organization’s board of directors and a finance committee member.
Pinello-White lives in Chelsea with her husband and daughter. As a native Vermonter, she shares her passion for animals and the outdoors with her family – her dog Fred shares their yard with two Nigerian dwarf goats and a miniature donkey.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s only local, not-for-profit health plan. For over 30 years, the organization has been enhancing the health and well-being of the Vermonters by offering innovative plans to individuals, seniors, and businesses. Employees are dedicated to developing new ways to support high-quality care and programs and events that promote wellness. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.