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Michael Pencek Joins Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona as Chief Information Officer

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) has hired Michael Pencek as the company’s new chief information officer (CIO). Pencek will provide leadership to BCBSAZ’s information technology team, support both short- and long-term planning of infrastructure and operations, and guide strategic implementation of the company’s technology portfolio.

“Mike brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things IT,” said Paige Rothermel, chief growth officer for BCBSAZ. “He will be instrumental in leading our IT organization through transformational change, leveraging emerging technologies to simplify access to quality healthcare.”

Pencek joins BCBSAZ after two years as CIO of Honeywell International where he was responsible for the company’s global infrastructure, platforms, and operations, and led an organization of more than 240 employees. Prior to Honeywell, Pencek spent 13 years with Motorola Solutions, Inc., where he eventually served as vice president of information technology and spearheaded major enterprise resource planning and information technology programs.

“I am excited to join Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona,” said Pencek. “I look forward to collaborating with the team and applying both my experience and new technologies, to accelerate the advancement of BCBSAZ’s technology platforms.”

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Pencek actively serves on the Customer Executive Advisory Council with Cisco Systems. He was previously a member of the Cloud Executive Steering Committee with Computer Sciences Corporation, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers. BCBSAZ, a not-for-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The company employs more than 1,700 people in its Phoenix, Chandler, Flagstaff, and Tucson offices. Through advanced clinical programs and community outreach, BCBSAZ is moving health forward. To learn more, visit