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Excellus BCBS names Christopher Gorecki, CPA as Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2019

For Immediate Release:  2019-05-02

Contact:  Jim Redmond, (585) 238-4579

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) is announcing that Christopher Gorecki, the company’s senior vice president of finance, will succeed Dorothy Coleman, CPA as the health plan’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective July 1, 2019. 

Coleman has accepted a position with one of the largest health plans in the BlueCross BlueShield system and will be leaving the organization at the end of June. She joined Excellus BCBS in 2011 and has been actively involved in upstate communities, serving on several community boards. 

Gorecki has more than 30 years health care and finance experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cigna, Blue Shield California and joined the Excellus BCBS in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Finance. He led and supported collaborative efforts to improve medical expense trend projections and accuracy, achieve company-wide administrative efficiencies, achieve improvements in underwriting practices, and improve the accuracy of budgeting and forecasting.

“Under Chris’ leadership, our business has become more predictable as well as more agile, quicker to identify and respond to unforeseen changes,” said Chris Booth, president and CEO. “Chris also actively supports efforts to engage employees in our corporate culture, leading by example.  For over a decade, he has passionately supported the work of the American Diabetes Association, in particular the annual Tour de Cure event.”

“Dorothy’s tenure at the company has been marked by a modernization of Finance that improved financial performance across nearly every measure,” Booth said. “We are grateful for Dorothy’s work with our health plan and for her contributions to our community. We wish her the very best going forward.”

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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company's mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools and access to telemedicine. With more than 3,500 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit