Ball Named Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Diane Ball has been promoted to vice president of Information Security for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. She will be responsible for leading the Information Security program across the company.

“Information security continues to be a priority to businesses in an age where cyber-attacks are becoming ever more common,” said Nick Coussoule, senior vice president and chief information officer for BlueCross. “Diane’s strong background in security and privacy, experience across diverse global businesses with significant security challenges and excellent leadership skills make her a tremendous asset.”

Diane joined BlueCross last year after serving as chief information security officer and vice president of enterprise risk & security for Fujitsu America, Inc., in Durham, NC. She has more than 20 years of security and privacy leadership experience at companies including BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina and Wachovia Bank, where she served as vice president and senior information security manager.

Diane earned a Computer Science Associates Degree from Pellissippi State Community College and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management from Tusculum College. She held an instructor position with Dale Carnegie in which she facilitated a course in leading individuals to improve human relation skills, leadership skills, and stress management.

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and across the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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