CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Board of Directors has named Nick Coussoule as senior vice president and chief information and strategic technology officer.

In this newly-created role, Coussoule will oversee the information systems and business engineering divisions. He will report directly to John Giblin, executive vice president and chief financial officer at BlueCross.

A Dartmouth College graduate, Coussoule brings to BlueCross more than 20 years of national and international experience in information technology consulting and management. He joins BlueCross from Crawford and Company Inc., the world’s largest provider of insurance claims management solutions, where he served as the senior vice president and chief information officer.

“Nick’s extensive business successes, marked by increasing scope and scale of responsibilities, make him a tremendous asset to BlueCross,” said Giblin. “We’re delighted to have him on our team and look forward to his contributions in advancing our information technology systems to meet the growing needs of our members and network providers.”

About BlueCross

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's mission is to provide its customers and communities with peace of mind through affordable solutions for health and healing, life and living. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on reinventing the health plan for its 3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. Through its integrated health management approach, BlueCross provides patient-centric products and services that drive health improvement and positively impact health care quality and value. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's website at www.bcbst.com.