Vikki Pryor

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Vikki Pryor

CEO, Board Director, Community Advocate


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Vikki Pryor serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the non-profit, Getting Out and Staying Out, GOSO. She leads the organization to achieve GOSO’s mission to interrupt violence through programs supporting the education, employment, and emotional well-being of at-risk and legal system-involved young adults. Vikki is also the Founder, Managing Principal, and President of Change Create Transform LLC and Foundation, a consulting practice, and an educational and leadership development non-profit for the last 12 years. She currently serves on the boards of Sagicor Life USA, Sagicor Reinsurance Bermuda, and Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey.

An experienced executive, Vikki was the first African American woman President and CEO of a life insurance company in the United States, SBLI USA, where she served for 11 years. She previously was CEO American Red Cross of Greater New York, Senior Vice President Oxford Health Plans, Senior Vice President Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Director Allstate. She has eight years of public service as a lawyer with the Department of Treasury, Office of Chief Counsel. She previously served on the boards of USTrust Bank, Boston, Keyspan, RiverSource Funds, and NYISO.

Vikki brings a strong commitment to education and community. She is an emeritus member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the University at Buffalo Law School and has served on many non-profit boards, including the University at Buffalo Foundation, the Girls Scouts of the USA, The New York Women’s Forum, The Partnership for New York City, and the Life Insurance Council of New York.

A graduate of the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and its Law School, Vikki holds BA and JD degrees. She has an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a licensed attorney and CPA, and holds honorary degrees from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, Sacred Heart University, and the Presidential Medallion from Bronx Community College. She is the proud mother of son Daniel and grandchildren Dakota and JayR.