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Regence Adds New, Diverse Talent to Board of Directors
Date:6/30/2009

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Regence recently named several recognized business and community leaders to its Board of Directors, where they will help guide the company's strategic direction as it strives to transform health care.

Mark Adams, M.D. is affiliated with a specialty practice group in Bremerton, Washington and is the immediate past chief of staff at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton. Dr. Adams has actively served his community in several other leadership roles. He is a past president of the Washington State Medical Association and has served on the boards of the Foundation for Health Care Quality, the Washington State Health Insurance Pool and the Washington Healthcare Forum. He currently serves on the boards of the Olympic Peninsula Kidney Center and the American Hospital Association. Dr. Adams earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania

Michael Koppel is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Nordstrom, Inc. Before joining Nordstrom, he held leadership positions in the retail industry at companies such as CML Group, Lids Corporation and May Department Stores. Koppel serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of King County. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and has done graduate work at Trinity College.

Kathie Lindemann is senior vice president, store operations for Savers, Inc. in Bellevue, Washington. Previously, she served as senior vice president for Starbucks Foodservice. While at Starbucks, Lindemann also held leadership roles in US Business Operations & Operations Services, International Operations, Store Development & Global Business Systems. In addition, Lindemann is on the board of IslandWood, an environmental education center on Bainbridge Island. She is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara.

About Regence

Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence serves nearly three million members as Regence BlueShield (in Washington), Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield of Idaho. Each health plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence is committed to improving the health of our members and our communities, and to transforming our health care system. For more information, please visit www.regence.com.


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