Florida Blue is a leader in Florida’s health industry. Since 1944, their members have counted on them to continuously develop better solutions that promote more affordable health care across the state. Florida Blue’s mission to help people and communities achieve better health is central to all that they do. Helping people in their pursuit of health reflects Florida Blue’s commitment to ensuring affordable plans, providing personal support for health and wellness, and building strong communities that enable health and wellness for all. Florida Blue has approximately 4 million health care members and serves 15.5 million people in 16 states through its affiliated companies. Florida Blue is a nonprofit, policyholder-owned, tax-paying mutual company. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., it is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Nick Kouris, Regional Business Development Manager

Nick Kouris has served as Florida Blue’s Regional Business Development Manager for the past decade. In this role, he provides regional market leadership and develops and maintains key external relationships with executives from leading businesses, agents and brokers, non-profit and public entities to advance corporate strategic direction and serve as a liaison and consultant to internal stakeholders.

Kouris received his BA in Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then continued on to receive both his M.A. in Counseling Psychology and MBA in Organizational Leadership from John F. Kennedy University.

Nick is involved in many Bay area organizations, including the St. Petersburg EDC and Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Partnership Leadership Direct, and the Florida Diversity council, to name a few.