C. Richard Atkins
A practicing dentist in Baton Rouge since 1979, Atkins earned his doctor-of-dental-surgery degree from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University and a master’s degree from LSU.
In addition to leading the Foundation Board of Directors, C. Richard Atkins has been an active member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Board of Directors of since 1993, serving as chairman of the board from 1999 to 2003. He has also served as vice chair of the company board and chair of the Corporate Governance Committee.
A native of Opelousas, Atkins has served as a member and past officer of the Louisiana Dental Association and Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association since 1979.
Director and Past President
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Blue Cross
In addition to presiding over the Blue Cross Foundation, Peggy Scott is executive vice president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer and treasurer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. A certified public accountant, Scott has served as an adjunct professor at Tulane University’s Medical School, where she taught physicians about strategy and finance. She is president of the board of Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, and she was inducted into that school’s Hall of Distinction in 2008. Scott was also the first Louisianian to be inducted into the American Institute of CPAs’ Business and Industry Hall of Fame. In 2004, she became the first woman in the U.S. and the only Louisianian to be named the IMA/Robert Half National Financial Executive of the Year.
Her extensive community service has included volunteer work with the United Way and board memberships for the Louisiana Superdome, Blood Center, Better Business Bureau, Junior Achievement and Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce. She has also chaired numerous committees for professional organizations, including the American Institute of CPAs, Institute of Management Accountants, the American Society of Women Accountants and the American Council of Life Insurers.
Before joining Blue Cross, Scott served in leadership positions at Deloitte, the General Health System in Baton Rouge, Novant Health in North Carolina and Pan-American Life in New Orleans. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University, magna cum laude, and an executive master’s in business administration from Tulane University.
President, Louisiana Chemical Association
Dan Borne is currently president of the Louisiana Chemical Association, which represents the interests of more than 60 chemical manufacturing companies throughout the state, and the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, a 600-member partnership of chemical plants, suppliers, contractors and vendors. Previously, Borné was vice president of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. in Baton Rouge. In addition to serving on the Foundation Board of Directors, Dan Borné has been a member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Board of Directors since 2008.
A former television news and sports anchor, Borné has done radio play-by-play, and he is well-known as the Voice of Tiger Stadium, having served as the public address announcer for LSU football and basketball home games since the 1980s. He also has worked in politics, including stints in the Louisiana governor’s office, the Louisiana State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.
A native of Thibodaux, Borné earned his bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University and his master’s degree in mass communication at LSU, where he has served as a member of the Board of Visitors at the Manship School of Mass Communication. He has been a member of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Public Affairs Research Council, and the Council for A Better Louisiana. He has also served in a leadership capacity for numerous Louisiana groups, including the General Health System in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Arts and Science Center, the Louisiana Council on Economic Education and the Capital Area United Way.
Secretary and Treasurer
Founder, McCotter Public Strategies LLC
After years of experience working in the government relations and public affairs environments in multiple states, Kevin McCotter founded McCotter Public Strategies L.L.C. to shape public policy and public opinion through government relations, corporate development, external affairs, strategic philanthropy and detail-oriented grass roots campaigns.
Prior to founding McCotter Public Strategies, McCotter served as Vice President of Corporate Development/Government Relations for Chesapeake Energy Corporation for 5 years, and prior to that he enjoyed a 33-year career with BellSouth Telecommunications, which culminated in his leadership of regulatory and external affairs for north and west Louisiana. He then transitioned to senior marketing director and vice president of Citizens National Bank in Bossier City, followed by a position as Director of Development and Alumni Affairs at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. He also served as a member of the University’s Foundation Board of Directors.
McCotter attended Northwestern State University and LSU Shreveport, and he holds an MBA from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. He is also a graduate of the Colorado School of Banking.
He currently serves as a director of Citizens National Bank in north Louisiana, president of Campus Facilities, Inc., the non-profit facilities corporation responsible for developing building a new $80 million campus for Bossier Parish Community College and the Committee of 100 for Economic Development for Louisiana. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Louisiana Community and Technical College Board of Supervisors and former President of the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association.
Jerome "Jerry" Greig
Chief Information Officer, Fugro Chance, Inc.
Jerome “Jerry” Greig is Chief Information Officer for Fugro Chance, part of the Netherlands-based Fugro Group of companies. His broad responsibilities across the information technology (IT) spectrum include systems development, project management, technical support, on-premises and cloud-based applications, storage management, security, networking, server virtualization and consolidation, business continuity, and infrastructure operations. He has also worked with Fugro USA on broadband communications deployments involving rigs and vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation board, Greig also serves on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Fugro Chance, Greig served as director of systems development for Tenneco in Houston. He regularly participates in IT advisory events, including the Microsoft CIO Summit, the Hewlett-Packard CIO Roundtable and the Dell Executive Summit, and he has been a guest presenter at the annual Offshore Communications Conference.
Greig holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a master’s degree from Clemson University. He is the chairman of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, and he has served as board and campaign chairman of the United Way of Acadiana. He also is a former school board chairman, foundation board chairman and finance committee chairman for St. Thomas More Catholic High School. In addition, Greig chaired the Lafayette Parish School System Technology Peer Review Team, and he has served on the board of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.
Frances Turner Henry
Retired educator and community Leader
Frances Henry taught in the Jackson Parish Public Schools system for nearly 20 years, including work with academically gifted children. She served as president of the Jackson Parish Teacher’s Association, representative of the 5th Congressional Association, and member of the Louisiana Teachers’ Association and National Teachers’ Association. She holds a special interest in education and health, as demonstrated by her active involvement in many organizations in those areas.
Henry served on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana board of directors from 1993 to 2012, including 10 years as secretary from 1993 to 2003. She also served for 18 years on the General Health System Board of Directors, as well as lengthy terms on the Behavioral Health Inc. Board of Directors and Louisiana State Board of Regents.
Henry received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana Tech University. She has served as director for the Louisiana Student Financial Aid Commission and as a board member of the Louisiana Tuition Trust Authority. She is a longtime deacon of University Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.