PORTLAND - Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is pleased to welcome Vanessa Lyons to its sales team as Manager of National Accounts, Labor and Trust.

Lyons has more than 20 years of experience within benefits sales and management, a career that originally began at Regence. She rejoins the Regence sales team from Wells Fargo Insurance, where she served as a senior vice president and employee benefits consultant for their Portland office. Lyons has also served as a lead consultant and supervisor of account managers at Mercer.

“Vanessa’s proven track record working with large public and private organizations makes her a great fit for Regence and our members,” said Jim Walton, Regence’s Vice President of Sales. “Her leadership and consumer-focus will be great assets to employers looking for a benefits partner that aligns with their needs and growth plan.”

Lyons will be based in Regence’s Portland office. She replaces Laurel Klaus who recently retired.

About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, headquartered in Portland, has been serving Oregonians since 1941 and now provides more than 750,000 members with comprehensive health insurance solutions. As a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Regence is part of a family of companies dedicated to transforming health care by delivering innovative products and services that change the way consumers nationwide experience health care. For more information, please visit regence.com, facebook.com/regencebluecrossblueshield, or twitter.com/regenceoregon.