CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named Rose Lee as vice president and chief information security officer.
In this role, Lee is responsible for maintaining an enterprise-wide information security and information risk management program. This position includes overseeing the teams and technology responsible for protecting the personal health and private information of members, providers and group customers.
“Rose’s leadership approach and experience will be an important asset to the company as we navigate an increasingly challenging cybersecurity environment,” said Nasir Khan, senior vice president and chief information officer at BlueCross. “I look forward to the energy and expertise she brings to the role.”
Lee has a strong history of mentoring and guiding employee career advancement through coaching and development. She’ll use this experience to help cultivate the company’s technology talent pipeline. That includes supporting the BlueSky Tennessee Institute, an accelerated, 27-month program offering a bachelor’s degree in computing from East Tennessee State University – and a job offer from BlueCross upon successful completion of the program.
She has more than 20 years of experience supporting information security efforts, including the position she held prior to joining BlueCross as director of information security and threat management for Baycare Health System. In this role, she built and implemented a threat intelligence program, and was responsible for all information security functions.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from American Intercontinental University and an associate of applied science in Information Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.3 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has brought peace of mind to its members and local communities for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at bcbstnews.com.