Steve is retired after 37 years with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBSSC) as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He served 27 years beginning in 1993 as the CIO. He also served as a member of the Interplan Technology Advisory Council for the Association of Blue System and was one of the longest serving CIOs within BCBSSC.
As BCBSSC’s CIO, Steve was responsible for all corporate systems strategic planning, development, programming and enhancements. Under Steve’s direction, BlueCross operated two of the most advanced data processing centers int he Unites States processing an average of $1 billion dollars of healthcare payments every working day.
Steve has written three books on the subject of management the first entitled “Putting Picasso on a Schedule: The Art and Science of Managing IT” in 2012, “Managing Picasso: The Art and Science of Managing IT, Part 2” in 2014, and “Leading Picasso: The Art and Science of Managing IT, Part 3: in 2016. He was named one of the Elite Eight in 2008 by Insurance & Technology magazine in recognition of the top eight insurance technology executives in the country something the magazine has been recognizing since 1999.
During his tenure as CIO (1993-2016), BlueCross has won numerous national awards related to technology. Steve has been employed with BlueCross since 1979. He earned the designation of Certified Systems Professional in 1985. Previously, he was with Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, Texas. He graduated with honors from Clemson University in 1976.