CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Alan Hughes, a seasoned leader in information technology, has been named chief information officer and senior vice president of information services, for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) effective May 4, 2009. Hughes succeeds John Sternbergh who is retiring.
Hughes comes to BCBSNC with 20 years of senior leadership experience in information technology, most recently at GE Commercial Finance and Deutsche Financial Services. At GE Financial, he served as chief information officer of Global Risk Management and as CIO of Distribution Finance. He was also President of Business Services and CIO for Deutsche Financial Services, which was acquired by GE Financial in 2003.
“Alan Hughes brings demonstrated success and a clear understanding of the link between information technology and business success. He has a strong record of helping global organizations make the most of information to meet financial, competitive and regulatory needs,” said BCBNSC CEO Brad Wilson.
Alan has an MBA from New York University and a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from the State University of New York - Old Westbury.
John Sternbergh is retiring June 30 after serving BCBSNC for the past seven years where he worked improving IT governance and reliability, integrating business systems, and transforming the BCBNSC Enterprise Data Warehouse.
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 nearly 3.8 million members, including approximately 900,000 served on behalf of other Blue Plans. For 76 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