Special Junior Achievement Section
Distinguished Alumni Award
Evan Frazier first learned about the business world as a Junior Achiever at
Peabody High School. He joined Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in January
2010 as senior vice president of Community Affairs where he oversees
Highmark’s corporate giving, sponsorships, community programs/special
events, employee volunteerism and the Highmark Foundation. Highmark is a
national, diversified health and wellness company based in Pittsburgh that is
part of an integrated finance and delivery network with 37,000 employees. It
serves 33. 5 million members across the United States through its businesses
in health, dental, vision and through its provider network.
Prior to joining Highmark, Frazier served as president and chief executive
officer of the Hill House Association and the Hill House Economic Development
Corporation for six years. In addition, he worked as a vice president for
PNC Financial Services Group in strategic planning and later finance
communications, senior vice president of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation
and director of Community Relations for Eat’n Park Restaurants.
Frazier is passionate about community service and has served on more
than 25 civic boards during his career, including his current service as a
trustee of Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
He also serves on the boards of The Andy Warhol Museum, Jefferson Regional
Foundation, The Pittsburgh Foundation, University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of
Politics and the Governor’s Commission on African American Affairs. Frazier
has also received numerous awards locally and nationally and is an alumnus
of Leadership Pittsburgh. He is also the author of a book entitled “Most Likely
to Succeed: The Frazier Formula for Success®,” which introduces his personal
framework to inspire and motivate youth and adults to achieve.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated toward educating students grades K- 12
about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.