Vice President, Public Policy
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Before going to work for health insurance giant CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in 2013, Marie Grant worked as director of governmental affairs for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (now the Maryland Department of Health), and before that, as a policy analyst at the Maryland Department of Legislative Services.
In all three roles, the 2004 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center has focused on health policy.
“My overarching career goal has been to work in health-care policy to inspire the development of a better health-care system,” she said. “I have worked at three different places during my professional career, each with different perspectives on health care in Maryland, but all in furtherance of the same objective.”
Grant added: “I have been fortunate to play a part in the realization of some significant improvements and look forward to continuing this work in the years to come.”
An enthusiastic mentor, Grant supervises and advises recent masters-level graduates at CareFirst. She also advises interns through YouthWorks, Baltimore City’s summer jobs program.
Grant, 39, also serves on the board of the Living Legacy Foundation, which facilitates organ, eye and tissue donations in Maryland, on the Baltimore City Charter Review Commission and is vice president of the Westowne Elementary School PTA, in Catonsville, which both of her children will attend in the fall.
In 2015, she was recognized by the Daily Record as one of the area’s Leading Women.