Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Chief Actuary, Shari Westerfield, Joins Oliver Wyman Actuarial Consulting

Nov 20, 2017

Chicago, IL, November 20, 2017 - The Actuarial Practice of Oliver Wyman is pleased to announce that Shari Westerfield has joined Oliver Wyman as a Principal and health actuary in the Chicago office.

Shari comes to Oliver Wyman with more than 30 years of actuarial experience, most recently with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association where she was the Chief Actuary for the Actuarial and Underwriting Services team. At Oliver Wyman, her focus will be on healthcare strategy consulting and market impacts of various proposed legislative changes to healthcare.

“We are very excited to have Shari Westerfield join the team,” said Beth Fritchen. “Having worked for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association for 12 years, Shari brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. She will help strengthen our ability to provide high quality and value-added services to our clients, and deepen our relationships with healthcare payers across the industry.”

Shari Westerfield adds, “With the uncertainties surrounding healthcare in the US, I am delighted to join Oliver Wyman’s Healthcare team to help our clients navigate the challenges in the industry. Oliver Wyman is leading the way in analyzing potential market changes and new strategies, and I’m excited to be part of the team.”

Shari will report to Beth Fritchen, Partner and head of the Chicago Actuarial Health office. She can be reached by phone at (312) 345-2944 or by email at

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