DETROIT – DeAndre Lipscomb, vice president of marketing and community outreach for Health Alliance Plan, has been honored by the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit with the Leo B. Marsh Award, which honors community leaders, active board members or individuals who have given back to the YMCA.
Lipscomb has been a longtime supporter and active board member of the YMCA. In 2016 he was a major contributor of resources for YMCA’s Adopt-a-Family and Suits for Sons programs. These efforts and his professional contributions made him an ideal candidate for the Marsh award, which is the YMCA’s highest honor.
“My passion for community service is really two-fold. I truly believe that business people have a responsibility to make sure that those in need have access to critical resources to improve their health, environment and economic prospects,” said Lipscomb. “As part of that mission, we need to prepare young people for the challenges of work by teaching them communication and behavioral skills they’ll need to be successful.”
As vice president of marketing and community outreach at HAP, Lipscomb leads HAP’s marketing, corporate communications, public relations, community relations, worksite wellness and member experience strategies and programs. Prior to joining HAP in 2011, Lipscomb spent 13 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Driven by his passion for youth development, Lipscomb serves as an advisory board member for the Metro Youth YMCA and as president of the board for Spaulding for Children, which connects children with foster care and adoptive family services. He’s also a member of the Council for Michigan Foundations Corporate Contributions Committee and Mentoring Program. He has mentored young men through Winning Futures, recognized as Michigan’s 2007 Innovative Mentoring Program of the Year.
Lipscomb holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University. He also earned a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University.
He holds a professional certification in Corporate Citizenship Management from Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Carroll School of Management and he’s also a Leadership Oakland alumni and board member.
About Health Alliance Plan
Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is a Michigan-based, nonprofit health plan that provides health coverage to more than 650,000 members and companies of all sizes. For more than 50 years, HAP has partnered with leading doctors and hospitals, employers and community organizations to enhance the health and well-being of the lives we touch. HAP offers a product portfolio with six distinct product lines: Group Insured Commercial, Individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Self-Funded and Network Leasing. HAP excels in delivering award-winning preventive services, disease management and wellness programs, and personalized customer service. For more information, visit hap.org.
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Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
MCCI on behalf of HAP