Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake

2014 Speaker

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake is vice president of community affairs for Independence Blue Cross and also president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation. She is an expert in corporate management, public relations and communications. Marshall-Blake has 35 years of experience in corporate management, public relations and communications. In addition to her corporate responsibility, Marshall-Blake exhibits a strong commitment to the community, serving as an associate minister at the Vine Memorial Baptist Church. She is also affiliated with over 30 other professional and civic organizations, including the United Negro College Fund, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Federal Affairs Committee, Urban Affairs Coalition and the Governor’s Patient Safety Authority. She is also affiliated with 2000 African American Women, the Community College of Philadelphia, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Marshal-Blake earned a B.A. in human services from Antioch College and an M.A. in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She is presently studying at Palmer Theological Seminary for an M.D.  On May 20, 2007, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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