Gerald W. Shields
W. Shields, FLMI,
is a Director of IT Practice at Robert E. Nolan Company, Inc. and has served in
that role since 2011. Mr. Shields recently served as Chief Information Officer
at FirstCare Health Plans from July 2015 to October 2018. Previously, Mr.
Shields served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at
American Family Life Assurance Company of New York from 2002 to 2011.
Shields has more than 30 years’ experience in health insurance management, as
well as professional certifications from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of
Government, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Chief Network Officers
Program, and Aubrey Daniels International.
He has been named twice in CIO Magazine’s Top 100 CIOs of the Year and
has also been the recipient of ComputerWorld’s Top 100 CIO Award. Mr. Shields’ significant technology and
insurance experience are instrumental to the Board’s oversight as the Company
advances its strategic technology objectives.
Mr. Shields recently completed the Cyber Security Oversight Certificate
from Carnegie Mellon Institute.
Shields served on the board of trustees for Shorter University from 2008 to
2015. He currently serves on the Company’s Audit Committee,
Executive Committee and Investment Committee and is the Vice-Chairman of the
Board. Mr. Shields was appointed Vice-Chairman in February 2020.
Mr. Shields is a seasoned life insurance
executive who brings life insurance and information technology experience to
our Board. Mr. Shields provides
expertise to the Audit Committee, of which he is a member, as it engages on
enterprise risk management and cybersecurity matters specific to the Company.