BlueCross Chooses Karen Templeton For Internal Audit Role

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Karen Templeton
Karen Templeton

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Karen Templeton to a role as director of internal audit.

Ms. Templeton will be responsible for directing all internal audit activities including financial and operational audits, technology audits, quality assurance audits, and external audit coordination services.

Over the past 25 years, Ms. Templeton has held progressive leadership positions within the company’s corporate audit services division. On multiple occasions, teams under her leadership have been recognized for best-in-class performance by the BlueCross BlueShield Association.


“Karen has played a key role in building an outstanding internal audit organization,” said Robbie Sims, vice president and chief audit executive for BlueCross. “Her proven leadership experience, extensive knowledge of our company and established partnerships throughout the organization make her uniquely qualified for this position.”

Ms. Templeton earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Clemson University. She is a certified public accountant, a certified internal auditor, and a certified information systems auditor. She is also a fellow of the Academy for Healthcare Management.



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