Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Andrew Dreyfus to chair local United Way

The board of directors of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley announced Tuesday the unanimous election of Andrew Dreyfus of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to serve as United Way’s board chair.

Andrew Dreyfus. File photo. Bill Greene/Globe Staff.

Dreyfus will succeed William K. Bacic of Deloitte, who has served as board chair for the past year.

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is one of the region’s largest nonprofits. It describes part of its mission as working to ensure that children enter school ready to learn. Another objective is to ensure that children stay engaged once they are in school so that they can graduate with options for the future. To help achieve those goals, United Way looks to help the parents of those students attain financial stability.

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Dreyfus has been president and chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts since 2010. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston.