Meet Nexus Louisiana’s Newest Board Member Sue Kozik
Sue Kozik joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana in August 2018 as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer.
In this role, Kozik develops IT strategies and solutions that enable Blue Cross to maintain its leadership position in a constantly changing and intensely competitive healthcare marketplace. She also has responsibility for the Enterprise Project Management Office and Cybersecurity.
Kozik is an innovative business leader with a proven track record of delivering results in highly regulated and competitive industries. She came to Blue Cross from Seattle-based Group Health, a $4 billion nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system that became part of Kaiser Permanente. Prior to Group Health, she held executive positions at Independence Blue Cross, TIAA, Lucent Technologies and CIGNA. For a number of her CIO roles, Kozik was the first leader in the company to hold that executive position, bringing technology to the conversation and to the board level.
She has been honored by the IT industry with many prestigious awards, including the CIO 100 Award and the HP Innovation Award. She was recognized by the Washington Diversity Council as one of its 2016 “Most Powerful and Influential Women” and by the National Diversity Council as one of the 2020 “Top 50 Distinguished CIOs.” Kozik was profiled in Dan Roberts and Brian Watson’s 2016 book Confessions of a Successful CIO—the Conversation Continues.
Kozik graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and served as a member of the college’s board of trustees for 15 years. Since 2012, Kozik has been a member of the board of directors at Tech Impact, a national nonprofit focused on workforce development and technology services. Sue also works with a number of technology startups and advisory boards.