Chris Gorecki named Excellus’ new CFO

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) announced that Christopher Gorecki, the company’s senior vice president of finance, will succeed Dorothy Coleman as the health plan’s executive vice president and chief fnancial officer (CFO) effective July 1.

Coleman has accepted a position with one of the largest health plans in the BlueCross BlueShield system and will be leaving the organization at the end of June. She joined Excellus BCBS in 2011 and has been actively involved in Upstate New York communities, serving on several community boards.

Gorecki has more than 30 years health care and finance experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cigna and Blue Shield California. He joined the Excellus BCBS in 2014 as senior vice president of finance. He led and supported collaborative efforts to improve medical expense trend projections and accuracy, achieve company-wide administrative efficiencies, achieve improvements in underwriting practices, and improve the accuracy of budgeting and forecasting.

“Under Chris’ leadership, our business has become more predictable as well as more agile, quicker to identify and respond to unforeseen changes,” said Chris Booth, Excellus president and CEO. “Chris also actively supports efforts to engage employees in our corporate culture, leading by example. For over a decade, he has passionately supported the work of the American Diabetes Association, in particular the annual Tour de Cure event.”

“Dorothy’s tenure at the company has been marked by a modernization of finance that improved financial performance across nearly every measure,” Booth said. “We are grateful for Dorothy’s work with our health plan and for her contributions to our community. We wish her the very best going forward.”