Gerald W. Shields
Gerald W. Shields, FLMI, has served
as Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company since August
2020. He is also vice-chairman of the Board and has served in that role
since February 2020.
Mr. Shields is a
seasoned life insurance executive who brings life insurance and information
technology experience to our Board. He has more than 30 years’ experience
in health insurance management, as well as professional certifications from
Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology’s Chief Network Officers Program, and Aubrey Daniels
International. He has been named twice in CIO Magazine’s Top 100 CIOs of
the Year and has also been the recipient of ComputerWorld’s Top 100 CIO
Award. Mr. Shields’ significant technology and insurance experience are
instrumental to the Board’s oversight as the Company advances its strategic
technology objectives. Mr. Shields recently completed the Cyber Security
Oversight Certificate from Carnegie Mellon Institute.
Mr. Shields is also
a Director of IT Practice at Robert E. Nolan Company, Inc. and has served in
that role since 2011. Mr. Shields recently served as Chief Information Officer
at FirstCare Health Plans from July 2015 to October 2018. Previously, Mr.
Shields served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at
American Family Life Assurance Company of New York from 2002 to 2011. Mr.
Shields served on the board of trustees for Shorter University from 2008 to