President, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Don leads strategy and execution for the Oregon plan consistent with company's direction. Responsible for directing and guiding statewide operations and market performance while representing and promoting Regence in business and civic arenas throughout the state.
Joining Regence as Oregon sales vice president in May 2010, Don brings more than 15 years of experience in the health insurance industry. He began his career in market analytics for a variety of health plans, including Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey. Immediately before accepting his position with Regence, Don served as director of sales with WellPoint, Inc. / Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine.
His professional activities include the American Leadership Forum for Oregon and serving on the boards of directors for the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool and the Oregon Health Leadership Council. Additionally, he serves on the board of the Children's Cancer Association.
Don received his bachelor's degree in political science from the State University of New York College at Cortland, and his master's degree in public policy analysis and administration from Binghamton University, State University of New York.