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Melvin Hardy
Vice President, Information Technology
Melvin Hardy has executive responsibility for all areas of Information Technology for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its family of companies, from support for desktop devices and network administration, to midrange and mainframe computing platforms. This also includes support for staff working remotely across all business functions. Hardy also will manage and maintain all data center facilities for Arkansas Blue Cross. Hardy has been with the company for more than 30 years and has served in various leadership roles throughout the Information Technology and Information Systems areas. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the enterprise data warehouse as well as the current Disaster Recovery Plan, the Enterprise Security Program and the Information Technology (IT) Project Management office. Hardy most recently provided IT support in the areas of midrange and mainframe systems administration, database administration, storage area network administration, contract administration, acquisitions and asset management, disaster recovery and information security administration. A native of Marvell, Hardy earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University and is a Vietnam-era U.S. Army veteran.