CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — George Lassiter, who has more than 30 years experience in corporate data center and technology management, has been named vice president of IS Operational Services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC).
In this role, Lassiter will be responsible for managing BCBSNC's two data centers, assuring the availability and reliability of the company's production technology infrastructure and applications, and overseeing disaster planning for BCBSNC's information technology area. Lassiter comes to BCBSNC from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan where he served as director of Data Center and Hosting Services.
"George's skills and experience will help us make the best use of technology to ensure that we operate efficiently and continue to have quick access to information needed to process claims, answer customers' questions, and preserve the reliability and stability of our business," said John Sternbergh, BCBSNC senior vice president and chief information officer. "Maintaining the operational integrity of our data and production systems is at the core of our business, and I'm pleased to have George lead this effort."
BCBSNC processes more than 100,000 claims per day with a value of more than $18 million.
Lassiter also held a variety of information technology roles at Central and South West, a utility company based in Dallas, Texas. His jobs there included serving as director of Computing Services. Lassiter has a bachelor's degree in liberal studies from the University of Oklahoma.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3.2 million members, including approximately 620,000 served on behalf of other Blue Plans. For 72 years, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of North Carolina through support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Access BCBSNC online at