Francine E. Pegues
JustUs® Program Consultant
Francine Pegues worked in the health care industry for more than 25 years before retiring from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) in January, 2008. Prior to her retirement Ms. Pegues was the Marketing Director, responsible for BCBSM’S 49 largest Michigan based customers which employed more than 350,000 workers.
Upon retiring from BCBSM, Francine was retained as a consultant to the Chief Marketing Officer from January, 2008 – January, 2010. She was licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINA) as a Registered Representative. In that role she worked with individuals and businesses in financial planning.
Ms. Pegues worked in the political arena for thirteen (13) years. During that time she worked for Ohio Governor John Gilligan, President Jimmy Carter, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and the Michigan Republican Party. She is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) where she earned a B.A. in political science. In 1969, Ms. Pegues received the Certified Managed Care Executive (CMCE) designation from the American Association of Health Plans (AAHP).
Within the Detroit Community, Ms. Pegues has demonstrated her commitment to community through active participation on the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan, Development Committee; Board of Directors, The Parade Company; Board of Directors, Oakland Commerce Bank; Board Chairperson, Arts and Scraps and Board of Directors, Wayne Regional Jobs and Growth Foundation (former member). In 1998, Ms. Pegues was listed in Crain’s Detroit Business’s “100 Black Business Leaders”. In 1994, she was appointed by Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer as a member of the Cobo Center Commission and in 1996 became the Chairperson of the Civic Center Commission (Cobo Center) until 2000. Ms. Pegues is an active member of the International Visitors Council of Metropolitan Detroit and has served on the Board of Directors since 2013.
She is a graduate of Leadership Detroit, XVI, a program sponsored by the Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce. She has been honored by the Sojourner Truth Foundation for support of causes that benefit women and girls. In 2006 she received the Barbara Wicking Philanthropy Award from the Northeast Guidance Center for her support of mental health programs for youth. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Soroptimist of Grosse Pointe Ruby Award for her work in support of women and girls.