LITTLE ROCK - Rebecca Pittillo, a regional executive for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has been named associate executive director of the corporation's charitable nonprofit, the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas.
Over the next year, Pittillo will work alongside Patrick O'Sullivan, the Foundation's current executive director, to prepare for O'Sullivan's retirement in January 2021. O'Sullivan has served as the Foundation's executive director since 2006. The Foundation awards approximately $3 million in grants annually to nonprofit and governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans.
Since joining Arkansas Blue Cross in 2018, Pittillo has worked with regional teams in Pine Bluff, Hot Springs and Texarkana. Pittillo worked the first 21 years of her career at Jefferson Regional in Pine Bluff in a number of leadership positions. Prior to joining Arkansas Blue Cross, she was the executive director of the Jefferson Regional Foundation, served as a member of the Jefferson Regional Senior Leadership Committee and had oversight of all internal and external communication for the organization.
Pittillo currently serves on the boards of Southeast Arkansas College, the Arkansas Community Foundation-Pine Bluff Chapter, White Hall School District and the United Way of Southeast Arkansas. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.