Gerald W. Shields
President and CEO
Gerald W. Shields, FLMI, serves as the President and CEO. Mr. Shields is 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 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 served on the board of trustees for Shorter University from 2008 to 2015. He is the 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, information technology, enterprise risk management and cybersecurity experience to our Board.