Utica, NY

Excellus BCBS appoints Tony Vitagliano as Regional President in the Utica market

Antonio (Tony) Vitagliano has been appointed as the regional president of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Utica Market.  

Tony Vitagliano

Excellus BCBS is the largest nonprofit health insurer in upstate New York. With this promotion, Vitagliano will be expanding his current role as senior vice president of Provider Network Engagement.

“Over his 30-plus year career at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Tony has built strong relationships with providers, members, employers, brokers, and leaders in the Utica area,” said Jim Reed, CEO and president of Excellus BCBS. “As a life-long resident of the Mohawk Valley, Tony brings with him the knowledge and appreciation of the local community he will serve.”

In his expanded role as regional president, he will combine his leadership of provider networks with the additional responsibility of supporting and maintaining business, quality health, and sales in the Mohawk Valley and the North Country. There are approximately 500 Excellus BCBS employees who work in the Utica area.

While at Excellus BCBS, Vitagliano has held positions in finance and marketing as well as successive roles as regional vice president of Network Management in the Utica and Central New York regions, and vice president of Network Management and Operations.

Vitagliano serves the Utica region in a variety of ways, including as a board member of the CNY Vision Alliance. He has previously served on several local boards and associations including vice chairperson of the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce; chairperson of the United Way of the Mohawk Valley, Young Leaders United; president of the New Hartford Youth Hockey Association; as a board member of the Childrens Museum and Central New York Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO). He is also a recipient of the Mohawk Valley 40 Under 40 Award and a Fellow, Academy of Healthcare Management.

He is a current member of the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee and contributed to the New York State North Country Health System Redesign Committee, Reimagine NY Commission, Medicaid redesign.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.

Having been born and raised in the Mohawk Valley, Vitagliano returned to the area after completing his higher education. He and his wife, Karyn, reside in New Hartford, and have three adult children.

Scott Gwilt, scott.gwilt@excellus.com

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 about 4,500 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 ExcellusBCBS.com.


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