Wheeler Coleman

Wheeler Coleman

Retired SVP/Chief Information Officer

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan


Wheeler Coleman is known in the IT industry as a strategic “turn-around” CIO/CTO with more than three decades of health care and leadership experience in information technology. He was a two time CIO and CTO.

Mr. Coleman recently retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) where he held the title of SVP and CIO. Now, he is in the process of forming his own IT advisory and contingent labor company with plans to serve the Midwest market. While at BCBSM, Mr. Coleman was responsible for the Enterprise IT Division, providing innovative IT solutions and services.

Prior to joining BCBSM, Mr. Coleman was SVP and Chief Information Officer for Central New York’s largest health insurer, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies, a parent company of Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Mr. Coleman began his professional career at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), developing software code. After years of proven success and leadership, he became the vice president and chief technology officer.

Mr. Coleman has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Science in applied data processing from Northern Illinois University.


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