Feb. 20, 2013

New Members Bring Decades of IT and Accounting Experience to Blue Cross Board

A CPA and a CIO joined the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Board of Directors this month, each bringing with them more than 30 years of experience in their respective fields.

Elected at the board’s meeting on Feb. 19 were Judy P. Miller of Alexandria, La., senior vice president of corporate services and internal audit at Cleco Corporation, and Jerome "Jerry" K. Greig of Lafayette, chief information officer of Fugro Chance Inc.

Miller oversees the areas of human resources, corporate services, health, safety and environmental services and internal audit at Cleco, an energy services company based in Pineville, La., with approximately 1,200 employees and 281,000 customers. In her current position, Miller led the implementation of a new employee pay for performance program and directed an effort that produced improved employee safety results. She also is responsible for Cleco’s diversity program. Before assuming her role as senior vice president, Miller held the titles of corporate secretary, assistant controller and manager of internal audit among other accounting-related positions. Prior to working at Cleco, she was a staff accountant with Payne, Moore & Herrington in Alexandria.

Miller graduated summa cum laude in accounting from Louisiana Tech University and is a certified public accountant. She is a member of the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Miller served on the finance committees of the First United Methodist Church of Alexandria and the United Way of Central Louisiana, where she also held the positions of treasurer and chairman of the board. She is a member of the leadership class of 1996 of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and a past board member and treasurer of the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center.

Jerry Greig is CIO of Fugro Chance Inc., a member of the Netherlands-based Fugro Group of companies.  Fugro Chance provides comprehensive marine survey solutions to the oil and gas industry, and Greig has led innovation across the IT spectrum, including on-premises and cloud-based application deployment, networking, server virtualization and consolidation, technical support, telecommunications, mobility, business continuity and infrastructure operations. Greig has also chaired an oil and gas third-party service provider collaboration for the standardization of broadband communications deployments on rigs and vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

Greig has participated in numerous CIO advisory events at the invitation of Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Dell and has been a guest presenter at the annual Offshore Communications Conference. Prior to joining Fugro Chance, Greig served as director of systems development for Tenneco in Houston.

Greig holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a master’s from Clemson University.  He is the immediate past chairman of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, and he has also served as board and campaign chairman of the United Way of Acadiana, as well as school board chairman, foundation board chairman and finance committee chairman of St. Thomas More Catholic High School.  He also chaired a Lafayette Parish School System Technology Peer Review Team and served on the board of directors of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.

Other members of the Board of Directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana are Chairman Thad Minaldi of Madisonville, Vice Chairman Dan Borné of Baton Rouge, Secretary Ann H. Knapp of Lake Charles, Dr. C. Richard Atkins of Baton Rouge, Michael B. Bruno of New Orleans, Dr. Carl S. Luikart of Baton Rouge, Kevin McCotter of Shreveport, C. “Brent” McCoy of Baton Rouge, Virgil Robinson Jr. of New Orleans, and Blue Cross President and CEO Mike Reitz.  Frances T. Henry of Baton Rouge retired in February after 20 years of service on the Board.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is the oldest and largest Louisiana-based health insurance company. Blue Cross is a private, fully taxed mutual company, owned by policyholders—not shareholders—and governed by a local Board of Directors. It is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

The company and its subsidiaries provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to more than one out of every four Louisiana residents. With headquarters in Baton Rouge and eight district offices, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana employs more than 1,900 Louisianians who are committed to improving the lives of its customers by providing them with health guidance and affordable access to quality care.

Learn more on the company's website at www.bcbsla.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluecrossla. Follow Blue Cross on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BCBSLA and CEO Mike Reitz at www.twitter.com/MikeReitzCEO