INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announces its chief information security officer, Roy Mellinger, has been awarded the distinction of being named one of ExecRank’s 150 “Top Security Executive Rankings” for 2012. Roy was one of more than 10,000 security executives and chief information security officers considered in ExecRank’s initial screening. ExecRank’s selection process includes applications, nominations and extensive internal and external research to determine qualified candidates. ExecRank evaluates qualified candidates on 24 categories that include experience in the role, business results, board memberships, thought leadership, professional achievements, technology adoption, education, professional reputation and peer recommendations.
Roy Mellinger joined WellPoint in 2009 and is currently the company’s vice president and chief information security officer. Roy has more than 30 years experience in developing and managing best-in-class physical, logical and information security programs for domestic and international business operations. At WellPoint, he oversees IT risk management, cyber-investigations and ensures corporate compliance with federal and industry regulatory mandates that protect sensitive information. Roy is also a director on the board of the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), a collaborative of health care, business, technology and information security leaders.
“Roy has already established himself as a valuable thought leader in the health care information security sector,” said Andrew J. Lang, senior vice president and CIO at WellPoint. “His latest honor of being named number 46 among ExecRank’s Top Security Executives shines a light on Roy’s career, the great work he has done at WellPoint and his commitment to protecting our information.”
About WellPoint, Inc.
At WellPoint, we believe there is an important connection between our members’ health and well-being—and the value we bring our customers and shareholders. So each day we work to improve the health of our members and their communities. And, we can make a real difference since we have nearly 36 million people in our affiliated health plans, and nearly 68 million people served through our subsidiaries. As an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, WellPoint serves members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; and as the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as the Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as the Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield licensee in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), and Wisconsin. In a majority of these service areas, WellPoint’s plans do business as Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, or Empire Blue Cross (in the New York service areas). We also serve customers in several additional states through our Amerigroup subsidiary and in certain markets through our CareMore subsidiary. Our 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. subsidiary offers customers online sales of contact lenses, eyeglasses and other ocular products. Additional information about WellPoint is available at www.wellpoint.com.