Lou Riepl serves as Strategic Communications Manager for Regence BlueShield of Idaho and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. A former radio news reporter and television business reporter, producer and news director, Riepl brings to the job a deep understanding of the needs of on-deadline journalists.
Committed to honing his craft, Riepl enjoys regularly taking advantage of communications seminars and online courses as well as the opportunity to submit his work for third-party evaluation through competitions. His efforts have been recognized by Media Network Idaho, the Society for Technical Communication, Capital City Communicators, Idaho Press Club and numerous internal corporate communications recognition programs.
A lifelong Westerner, Riepl has worked for both public and commercial radio stations, a CBS-affiliated television station and in the communications departments of a variety of publicly traded, privately held and not-for-profit companies with such internationally known names as Westinghouse, Bechtel and Lockheed Martin. Riepl is a graduate of Colorado State University. Connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.