J. Gary Seay has been teaching healthcare information technology in the Health Care MBA program since 2011. He joined Community Health Systems in February 1997 and serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer. He has more than 25 years of experience developing and delivering systems and business process solutions in the healthcare industry. Previously, he served as Vice President of Managed Care Systems for EQUICOR from 1987 to 1990; Vice President at CIGNA Systems from 1990 to 1993; and Director of Information Systems at Humana, Inc., from 1985 to 1987 and from 1993 to mid-1996. In 2007, Seay received his Certificate of Excellence for completion of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management's Executive Development Institute. Seay has served on the United Way of Williamson County Board of Directors, as chair of the Tennessee HIMSS CIO Advisory Council, and as a board member of the Nashville Technology Council.