|By Business Wire||
|March 25, 2014 10:06 AM EDT||
WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that Thomas Miller has been named chief information officer, effective May 1. In this role, Miller will be responsible for all enterprise-wide Information Technology initiatives with the focus on delivering high quality, secure, compliant and cost effective technologies that enhance WellPoint business capabilities.
“Technology is integral to the way we do business. It shapes the way we interact with our customers, it allows us to analyze big data in ways we never have before, and it provides us the opportunity to create innovative tools that will help our provider partners make the best health care decisions for their patients. Tom’s in-depth experience in multiple disciplines, including business operations, and his more than 15 years in information technology leadership will allow WellPoint to harness the technologies that are available today, and plan for the groundbreaking technologies of the future,” said Gloria McCarthy, WellPoint’s chief administrative officer.
Prior to joining WellPoint, Miller served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Coca Cola Refreshments, where he lead the information technology function and a team of 1000 IT professionals. He also served in the concurrent role as CIO for the Coca Cola’s North America Group with responsibility for consumer-facing technologies in the areas of digital marketing, social media and loyalty programs. Since joining Coca Cola in 1982, he has held multiple leadership positions including, General Manager, Program Scale & Vice President, Bottling Investments, Vice President, Business Information Systems Operations and Chief Information Officer for the Europe, Eurasia & Middle East Group.
Miller holds a bachelor's degree in business management from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, and a MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University. He is a charter board member and steering committee member of SAP’s Global Consumer Products Industry Advisory Council (CPAC), a charter board member of the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration and Justice, a 501(c)3 organization devoted to combating human trafficking; and was honored in 2010 as a Top Ten Visionary Leader by Consumer Goods Technology magazine.
About WellPoint, Inc.
WellPoint is one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies. We believe that our health connects us all. So we focus on being a valued health partner and delivering quality products and services that give members access to the care they need. With nearly 68 million people served by our affiliated companies including nearly 36 million enrolled in our family of health plans, we can make a real difference to meet the needs of our diverse customers. We’re an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We serve members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; and as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In most of these service areas, our plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). We also serve customers in other states through our Amerigroup and CareMore subsidiaries. To find out more about us, go to wellpoint.com.