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Project Manager Human Resources

Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74137, United States
May 31, 2010

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Larry D. Hewitt

**** * ****** ***, *****, OK, *4137, 918-***-****


An accomplished project management professional with excellent

organization, planning and communication skills. Experienced in project

initiation, team building, timeline creation/monitoring, cost management,

issue resolution, vendor identification, selection, negotiation, engagement

and management. Able to lead and motivate team members. Proven ability to

build broad-based relationships within an organization to achieve project



Senior Consultant to Triserv, LLC (a BlueCross/BlueShield startup company)

- 2007 to 2009

BlueCross/BlueShield of OK/Incepture, Inc.

. Built project scope, plans and timelines, identified vendors and

negotiated contracts, assembled and led project teams that implemented

the financial and human resources systems on a highly abbreviated

schedule allowing the bid to advance by meeting the pre-award audit


. Constructed an IT budget of over $100 million for a $14 billion

government contract bid by collaborating with 52 vendors and team

members, collecting and refining quotes, categorizing all components

producing budget views and summaries to meet a critical bid submission


IT Manager - Product Development, Marketing, Membership/Billing Business

Lines - 2002 to 2006

BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma

. Designed and directed the conversion of legacy Membership/Billing

systems to merger parent platforms allowing a timely start for Claims,

Underwriting/Actuarial conversions.

. Consulted with Product Development to assess legacy systems

capabilities, defined outsourced components, evaluated, recommended

and managed vendors, and directed multiple IT Project Managers to

implement competitive HSA and HRA products for two largest customers.

. Assessed legacy systems capabilities, collaborated with Product

Development and IT staff on design and directed multiple IT

development Project Managers to implement a major initiative to update

and upgrade all active products resulting in greatly improved overall

market strengths.

. Advised the Senior Executive Product Development Committee Meetings on

legacy systems capabilities, potential IT solutions and explain IT

development manpower requirements ensuring new and modified product

designs were IT supportable, timely and cost competitive.

Manager - Corporate Information Systems -- 1997 to 2002

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Directed and managed all Product Development, Marketing,

Membership/Billing, Finance, Payroll, HR, Underwriting and Actuarial

systems support, maintenance and enhancements.

. Proposed, directed and managed development of a new replacement

Renewal Rating system which enabled more accurate, flexible, timely

and understandable Renewal Ratings for the client.

. Selected vendor and product, directed and managed implementation of

SalesLogix for Sales Force Management resulting in greatly increased

market penetration and competitiveness.

. Acquired, directed and managed implementation of the Cyborg product

for Payroll and Human Resources providing increased functionality

while avoiding significant Y2K remediation costs.

. Directed overall effort and managed multiple IT Project Managers on

implementation of HIPAA modifications for all systems in area of

responsibility meeting government mandated deadlines.

Designed key components, directed overall effort and managed multiple

IT Project Managers on the development/implementation of Y2K

modifications for all systems in area of responsibility.

. Guided the acquisition, design and implementation of the DataCard ID

production process.

. Called in to successfully recover a failing project that threatened a

large government contract.

Manager - Network Services -- 1992 to 1996

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

. Initiated Network Services department, established strategic

direction, developed charter, policies and procedures, organized,

directed and grew staff, nurtured positive department culture, grew

client base more than tenfold from number of initial clients.

. Proposed, directed and managed development and implementation of

complete network communication infrastructure including building

wiring structure, first Wide Area Network and numerous servers

significantly increasing corporate collaboration, interaction and


. Proposed, directed and managed development and implementation of first

Microsoft desktop corporate environment servers significantly

increasing collaboration, interaction and productivity.

Manager - Technical Services - 1987 to 1991

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

. Inherited a dysfunctional department, reorganized and redirected

staff, changed department culture, implemented best practices such as

checklists and production change controls.

. Absorbed and redesigned the capacity planning function, guided and

directed function through a critical period of profitability downturn,

extending the life and efficient use of system resources.

. Proposed, directed and managed the replacement of IBM mainframe with

an Amdahl equivalent. Provided 50% more capacity and reduced cost by

half during a period of profitability downturn.

Manager - Corporate Data Modeling, Project Manager -- 1983 to 1987

American Airlines

. Established a Data Modeling function, developed charter, policies and

procedures; hired, trained and directed staff; integrated the

corporate data model into the Application Development process.

. Project Manager for large corporate IT chargeback development and


. Programmer/Analyst on multiple critical projects


. University of Tulsa: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) -

Overall GPA: 3.5

. Oklahoma Central State University: Bachelors of Science - GPA: 3.2;

Major: 4.0

. Passed FINRA Series 7 Exam

. Registered Health Underwriter (RHU)

. Three Core courses completed for Chartered Financial Consultant

(ChFC), fourth Core in work

. All three Core courses for Registered Employee Benefits Consultant

(REBC) completed

. All three electives for Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) completed

. US Army/National Security Agency (NSA) - Former Top Secret Crypto

security clearance


Sand Springs First Presbyterian Church

? Chairman of Personnel Committee

? Session Elder

? Chairman of Board of Trustees

? Board of Trustees

Red Crown Federal Credit Union

? Policy Committee

? Technology Committee

? Four CUNA VAP Certificates

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