John David Kaercher Biography

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John David Kaercher is Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Information Technology & Operations at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. He is responsible for a broad range of strategic initiatives, technical and operational support and oversight and control functions across the company.

Prior to joining CareFirst, Mr. Kaercher was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, where he oversaw information technology, cybersecurity, project management, enterprise architecture, business process management and real estate operations. A native of Central Pennsylvania, he received his undergraduate degree from Moravian College in business and political science. Upon graduation, Mr. Kaercher enlisted in the U.S. Army, ultimately rising to the rank of Commander before being honorably discharged in 1990. He earned a master’s degree in engineering and applied sciences from The George Washington University.