Carolyn Duronio serves as the chief legal officer and secretary for Highmark Health, a $21 billion national, blended health organization that includes one of American’s largest Blue Cross Blue Shield insurers and a growing regional hospital and physician network. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Highmark Health’s 37,000 employees serve millions of customers nationwide through the nonprofit organization’s affiliated businesses including Highmark Inc., Allegheny Health Network, HM Insurance Group, United Concordia Dental, HM Health Solutions and Helion.
In her current role, Ms. Duronio oversees the legal affairs of the company, manages the legal department, and serves on the company’s leadership team. In addition, she is secretary of the board of directors of Highmark Inc. and Highmark Health.
Prior to joining Highmark Health in 2020, Ms. Duronio practiced her entire career at the global law firm Reed Smith LLP, building a national acclaimed practice supporting tax-exempt organizations. Ms. Duronio has extensive experience representing healthcare organizations.
While in private practice, Ms. Duronio was included in Best Lawyers in America from 2003 through 2020 in the category of Tax Law and was recognized as the Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in Pittsburgh in 2015 and 2017 for Education Law and Nonprofit/Charities Law, in 2019 for Tax Law and in 2020 for Nonprofit/Charities Law.
Ms. Duronio holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Science from Harvard University where she graduated magna cum laude, a Post Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow Scotland), and a Juris Doctor degree, also magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Current Community Boards include Buhl Foundation Board of Directors, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees, on Board of Directors for Heinz Endowments and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Vice Chair/Board of Trustees.