The Board of Governors of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association voted to accept the nomination of Merrilee Logue to serve as a DC LERA Board Member at its meeting on April 19, 2023. Merrilee is Executive Director of the BCBS Association National Labor Office and replaces Bonnie Summers, who recently retired.
Merrilee became Executive Director of BCBSA NLO in August 2022. She is an experienced executive with over 30 years in the healthcare industry, with demonstrated leadership in Labor Relations, Healthcare and Employee Benefits. In addition to her experience in the healthcare industry, Merrilee has served as a Board Member of Crossroads4Hope, and the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.
You can get to know Merrilee a bit by tuning into this video. Welcome, Merrilee!
Bonnie Summers steps down from the board of DC LERA as she hands over responsibility to Merrilee Logue as Executive Director of the Blue Cross-Blue Shield (BCBS) National Labor Office. Bonnie’s involvement with BCBS National Labor Office spans nearly four decades, including 20 years as the Executive Director. The BCBS National Labor Office acts as a liaison between organized labor and 34 BCBS companies across the United States, serving over 17 million workers, retirees, and their families. Bonnie played a critical role in national LERA, joining the Executive Board in 2002, and played an important role in launching the health care industry council of LERA. She also was an active member and board member of DC LERA for the past 20 years. We know Bonnie’s passion for healthcare and organized labor will continue and we look forward to her participation in DC and National LERA events in the future.
Steve Sleigh, President, Sleigh Strategies LLC