PORTLAND, Ore. – Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon announced today that it has named Andrew Over as its new director of community and business relations. He will lead the company’s efforts to build strong relationships with employers, business and civic leaders, and community groups across Oregon. 

“This position is a natural fit for Andrew and will serve our members well. He has a clear understanding of the value strategic relationships bring to an organization and the significance that they hold within a community,” said Don Antonucci, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. “Andrew will grow those partnerships to benefit our members, customers, and the communities in which they live and work.”

Previously, Over served as a sales analyst with Regence. In that role he partnered with company leadership to establish sales strategic objectives, provide budget and membership forecasting, and identify opportunities for business development and community investment. 

Before joining Regence, Andrew served as the executive director of the Oregon Republican Party. He also worked with U.S. Senator Gordon Smith as his deputy campaign manager and deputy state director.

Over, who lives in Beaverton, earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Lewis & Clark College. He currently serves on the Friends of Doernbecher board of directors.

Over succeeds Angela Hult as director of community and business relations in Oregon. Hult was recently promoted to director of corporate philanthropy.

About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is a leading health plan in Oregon, with nearly 735,000 members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, serving more than two million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Each plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and a subsidiary of Cambia Health Solutions. 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 or www.twitter.com/RegenceOregon.