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Jacqueline Quinonez-Nunez

Age: 37

Title: Director Internal Audit

Name of Organization: Health Care Service Corporation/ Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois


Jacqueline Quinonez-Nunez is a director in the Internal Audit Department at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). She is responsible for directing a comprehensive strategic program providing assurance and auditing services to Management.  Prior to HCSC, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Audit and Assurance practice.

Growing up in Pilsen, most people she knew – including her parents – didn’t go to college.  She knew deep inside this cycle needed to end.

She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in accounting and finance from Robert Morris University and a College Planning Consultant Certification from the Heartland Institute of Financial Education.

As a first-generation college student, she has used her financial knowledge and resources to empower women to be financially independent, as she believes that the following encompasses all independent women.

Quinonez-Nunez has been an active business resource group member (BRG) for several years at HCSC and joined the Latinos for Advancement BRG as chair of the Career Committee.  She is a member of the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), and auxiliary board director for Mujeres de HACE focusing on promoting, fundraising, and engaging alumnae across the country.

In 2018, she received the Robert Morris University Distinguished Alumni award.

She is a servant leader of the community and an advocate of Women Empowerment with 18 years of experience in her field.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams