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Blue Cross Board of Trustees Elects New Leadership
Date:2/13/2009

Wheelock becomes chair, McNerney is vice chair, Field now secretary and treasurer

EAGAN, Minn., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) board of trustees has elected new board leaders. Pamela Wheelock, vice president and leadership/community engagement team leader of the Bush Foundation, will become chair of the Blue Cross board of trustees. She most recently held the position of vice chair. Wheelock has been on the board for six years, and most recently chaired the finance and business development committees prior to being elected chair.

Peter McNerney, general partner, Thomas, McNerney & Partners LLC, was elected vice chair of the board. McNerney joined the Blue Cross board in 2002 and has served on the human resources, finance, business development and investment committees.

Benjamin Field, retired senior financial advisor at Bemis Company Inc., was named as secretary for the board, and will continue to serve as board treasurer. Field serves as chair of the audit committee and has been a member of the board for six years.

"I am looking forward to working with each of these board members in their new roles," said Patrick Geraghty, Blue Cross president and chief executive officer. "We are fortunate to have board leaders with their level of expertise and vision."

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. A nonprofit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan based in Minnesota, covering 2.8 million members in Minnesota and nationally through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.


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