Board of Directors

IT-oLogy is fortunate to have leaders committed to building the future IT workforce

Board of Directors

Steve Wiggins

Steve WigginsStephen K. Wiggins (Steve) is a retired executive vice president and chief information officer of BlueCross and BlueShield of South Carolina and was responsible for all corporate systems strategic planning, development, programming and enhancements. Under Mr. Wiggins’ direction, BlueCross operated two of the most advanced data processing centers in the United States processing an average of 1 billion dollars of healthcare payments every working day. Steve has written three books on the subject of management, the first entitled “Putting Picasso on a Schedule: The Art and Science of Managing IT” in 2012, “Managing Picasso: The Art and Science of Managing IT, Part 2” in 2014, and “Leading Picasso: The Art and Science of Managing IT, Part 3: in 2016. He was named one of the Elite Eight of 2008 by Insurance & Technology magazine in recognition of the top eight insurance technology executives in the country, something the magazine has been recognizing since 1999.

During his tenure as CIO (1993-2016), BlueCross has won numerous national awards related to technology. Prior to starting his career at BlueCross in 1979, he was with Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Wiggins graduated with honors from Clemson University in 1976.

Lola Jordan

Lola JordanMs. Jordan brings more than 20 years of health care and information technology to bear on the solutions that CDS provides. She brings a rare combination of having led large fiscal agent and Medicare carrier operations and a technology background, including data center, infrastructure, and print and application development teams.

As a pioneer in the health care information technology field, Ms. Jordan brings insight and vision to the connectivity between health care information and technology. A person with her experience and forethought can discuss business areas such as hosting services, managed services, cloud business models, financial advantages, government programs, security, virtualization and z/Linux. Additionally, Ms. Jordan adds a perspective that few can – how to work with and build relationships with organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Terry Floyd

Terry FloydTerry M. Floyd is the Managing Partner of TM Floyd & Company (TMF), an information technology services firm that Terry founded in 1976. With previous experience as a software engineer working for aerospace and telecom companies, Terry understands the IT industry from the perspectives of an executive and an IT consultant. Much of TMF’s business is focused on providing IT services to healthcare payers. This industry-specific focus has led to the development of a portfolio of strategic consulting services. TMF’s service offerings range from IT strategic planning and system implementation and integration to regulation implementation and compliance. TMF currently has a team of experienced healthcare consultants dedicated to helping payers respond to federal regulatory issues. TMF’s success throughout its nearly 35-year history is a testament to Terry’s business drive and his ability to keep TMF agile enough to quickly respond to changes impacting IT and to translate that quick response into an ability to keep TMF’s clients ahead of the curve.

Sandy Smith

Sandy SmithSandy Smith is the Senior Development Officer and Assistant Vice President for Internal Support within the I/S division of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. She directs all aspects of talent management within Information Systems – employee recruiting, retention, as well as learning and development programs. In addition she is responsible for I/S executive reporting and analytics that include the annual cost and budget processes.

Sandy leverages 25+ year’s experience in various IT roles – programmer, account manager, team lead of application development team, client manager, and business analysis. She has worked in IT her whole career supporting the commercial insurance, utilities and health insurance industries. She received an Associate’s in Computer Programming from Midlands Technical College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology from Limestone College.

Joy Brown

Joy BrownJoy Brown is a Senior Executive Search Recruiter at Twitter, the leading news platform that tells the world what’s happening now. She supports a global footprint, with a primary focus on Engineering, Product, Design and Research. Joy brings over a decade of IT recruiting experience, with a proven track record and success in sales, training, leadership and program management. She has a diverse background with previous Corporate Recruiting roles in commercial software and financial services. Joy has also worked for various Search Firms, demonstrating an expertise in relationship development with customers in professional services, managed services, XaaS, and the IoT space.

As Chair of IT-oLogy’s Women in IT, Science and Engineering (WISE) program, Joy seizes the opportunity to exercise her passion for technology, networking and mentoring. Joy holds a degree from the University of Kentucky.

Cheryl Morlan

Cheryl MorlanCheryl Morlan serves as the NOC Manager for Immedion, LLC in both the Columbia and Charleston markets. Immedion is a local cloud, data center and managed services company headquartered in Greenville, S.C. Cheryl has a Network Systems Management degree from Midlands Technical College, a Certified Associate in Project Management certification and is an alumna of Furman University Women’s Leadership Institute. Cheryl has over 20 years of experience in information technology, with a top priority of providing excellent customer service.

Cheryl is very involved in the Columbia and Charleston IT communities and serves on Academic Advisory Committees for Midlands Technical College, TechHire Program – Midlands Technical College, Trident Technical College, Charleston Southern University, SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics and ECPI in Columbia and Charleston.

Cheryl is passionate about mentoring and encouraging women within the information technology field, and she strives to promote opportunities for women within IT. Cheryl fuels this passion through her work with multiple women-focused IT groups across the state. Cheryl serves on the IT-oLogy WISE Steering Committee. She is also an active speaker and member of Charleston Women in Tech, a member of Million Women Mentors SC and Women in Technology (WIT.)

Cheryl recently became an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team, and offers workshops, seminars, keynote speaking and coaching through her consulting company, Morlan Consulting Solutions. Cheryl engages, develops and leads her clients—helping them reach their desired goals.

Jill Sorensen

Jill SorensenJill is the Executive Director for SC Launch, SCRA Entrepreneurial Programs. Jill oversees the direction of SCRA’s entrepreneurial programs, under which provides investments, grant opportunities, mentoring and support to early-stage technology companies in the Life Science, IT and Advanced  Manufacturing/Materials industries.

Jill has expertise in entrepreneurship education and outreach, start-up investing, and economic development. She has over 25 years of innovation management experience in the for-profit, non-profit and social enterprise sectors. Jill directed technology transfer at two large U.S. research institutions. She founded and led an electric vehicle (EV) non-profit to condition markets for EVs and smart city developments.

Prior to joining SCRA, Jill directed an innovation management consultancy that advised startups across the health, energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors. Jill co-founded and directed the Baltimore-Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative, a division of the non-profit Electric Vehicle Association of the Greater Washington DC area. Additionally, she served as Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins University Technology Transfer Office and taught innovation management at the university. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Jill worked for the University of Illinois directing its Office of Technology Management and serving as in-house intellectual property counsel. Jill is a registered patent attorney, and earned her J.D. from DePaul University and her B.A. from Northwestern University.

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