Anthony Tardugno Joins Blue Cross as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Security Officer

Sept. 3, 2015

Anthony Tardugno has joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana as senior vice president and chief information officer and security officer. In these roles, he will lead information technology investment and transformational efforts.

Tardugno previously served as the senior vice president and chief information officer at AvMed Health Plan, where he managed a staff of 150 with a budget of $32 million. He also held positions with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield in Rochester, New York, and with Kodak and Xerox prior to AvMed.

Tardugno holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the State University of New York in Oswego. He is a graduate of AHIP’s Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.

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