Lance Chrisman serves as executive director of the Anthem Foundation, overseeing the company’s social responsibility strategy, ensuring enterprise-wide business alignment and enhancing Anthem’s reputation in the marketplace.
A private, non-profit organization wholly funded by Anthem, Inc., the Anthem Foundation was established in 2000 and is among the largest corporate foundations in the United States. Through charitable contributions and programs, the Anthem Foundation promotes Anthem’s inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that it serves.
Mr. Chrisman has more than 15 years of experience working with corporate foundations and raising awareness of corporations as socially responsible community partners. Prior to joining the Anthem Foundation, Mr. Chrisman served as a director with Verizon Corporation in Dallas, Texas. In this role, Mr. Chrisman leveraged a national community relations platform to enhance Verizon’s image and position it favorably with government officials, customers, employees and other key stakeholders.
Mr. Chrisman also built Verizon’s signature cause marketing effort that strategically aligned all philanthropic activities with the company’s financial/operational objectives. He also managed Verizon’s contribution process, executive and employee volunteer efforts, constituency relations and community activities at the national, regional and local level.
Mr. Chrisman received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Huntington University. He is also an active member of his community, volunteering with numerous nonprofits, and serving on several boards and committees.