Cynthia Nustad has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at HMS since February 2011. HMS is the strategic source for innovative cost containment technology and data solutions that benefit government and commercial healthcare programs. As CIO, Cynthia is responsible for the company’s technology strategy and leading the department to grow and strengthen the business. Ms. Nustad’s 18 years of information technology management experience spans technical start-ups to complex Fortune 100 companies and includes executive experience in enterprise technology and business transformation. She has held a variety of technology executive leadership positions at several companies including Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield now Cambia, OAO Healthcare Solutions, and Anthem. She brings extensive experience in technology and healthcare to HMS and she is an active industry speaker. Cynthia holds a MBA from the University of Oregon, and an MPH and Bachelor of Arts from UCLA. She and her teams have received numerous industry awards and in 2013 she was awarded the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader award.