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Melvin Hardy
Vice President, Information Technology
Melvin Hardy has executive responsibility for all aspects of Information Technology for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its family of companies. This includes the oversight for all Arkansas Blue Cross Data Center Facilities and all technology infrastructure hardware, software and services. Melvin joined the company in 1982 as the manager of Technical Support and has served in various leadership roles throughout the Information Technology and Information Systems areas over his more than 30 years with the company. As director of Enterprise Information Development, he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the company's Enterprise Data Warehouse. After transferring to the position of director of Information Technology Infrastructure, he developed the company's current disaster recovery plan, Enterprise Security Program and Office, Contract Management Office and the Information Technology Project Management Office. 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.