Berlin, VT – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) is pleased to welcome new chief information officer (CIO), Victoria “Vicki” Hildebrand to its executive leadership team. Hildebrand most recently served as the chief information officer (CIO) for the United States Department of Transportation. Most laudably, she was the recipient of the prestigious 2018 FedScoop award, which recognizes tech leaders who make a positive impact on local and national communities. Prior to her role in Washington, Hildebrand worked for Hewlett-Packard for more than 30 years, most recently in the role of vice president for customer and partner advocacy where she advised customers on how to implement digital and business transformation. Hildebrand shares, “I believe Information Technology exists to enable and promote the business. IT is not just about the back office systems, like email -- IT can radically improve the experience of consumers, clients and employees.” Hildebrand brings years of Information Technology experience, including the operation of large, global technology enterprises. Don George, president and CEO of BCBSVT states, “Vicki’s expertise and business insights will help us envision, empower and enhance our future information technology operations, partner relationships and customer experience for years to come. We’re excited to welcome her to our BCBSVT family.” Hildebrand has an undergraduate degree in engineering from the University of Vermont and a graduate degree in technology management from Columbia University. Her early involvement with STEM-related learning (science, technology, engineering and math) forged a path unknown to many women at the time. “I’ve been afforded great opportunities to help shape corporate culture for the better due to my work experience at both Hewlett-Packard and the Department of Transportation. Mostly, I believe in an open-door culture that empowers people and breaks old convention.” Hildebrand is pleased to be part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont family. She and her husband have two grown sons. As a local Vermonter, she resides in Williston and spends her free time as a national ice skating judge. About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the State’s only Vermont-based, not-for-profit health plan, providing group and individual coverage for about 240,000 Vermonters. It employs about 400 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin, a branch office in South Burlington and its Information and Wellness Center in South Burlington’s Blue Mall. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available at www.bcbsvt.com. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.