Sharon Torgerson recently served as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’  Director of Public Relations where she was responsible for implementing  the company's long-term public relations strategy, triaging all media inquiries, managing the PR staff and the relationship with external PR agencies.  Prior to joining Blue Cross in December 2011, Sharon served as the Director of Public Relations at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care for nearly eleven years and was responsible for managing the PR department,  internal communications and community events. Prior to that she served as Director of External Affairs for the MassHealth program.  She lives in Walpole  with her husband and two daughters.