Salt Lake City, Utah – Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is pleased to announce that Jake Turley has been promoted to Director of Sales.  In this new role, Jake will lead the Utah Sales Team in acquiring new business and effectively retaining existing clients.

Jake has been a senior account executive with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah for the past six years managing more than $160 million in annual revenue.  He has a proven track record of success having attained client retention rates of over 100 percent in five of his six years with the company.  Jake was recently recognized as the top sales executive in retention for 2011 within all four of Regence state plans.  Prior to joining Regence, Jake was a broker with Turley Insurance Agency, where he worked with small businesses in all lines of insurance.           

“I’m excited to add Jake to our sales management team here in Utah, “said David Lemperle, Vice President of Sales. “Jake has proven that he can deliver results in the time he’s been here at Regence. He will add leadership to the development of our sales culture and really focus on driving results on retention and new sales objectives.”

Jake received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Southern Utah University.  He and his wife Sara and newborn son Asher reside in Herriman, Utah where they enjoy golfing, cooking, fishing and Yoga. 

About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is a leading health plan in Utah, with more than 330,000 members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and is affiliated with Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Together, the companies serve more than two million members in the Northwest/Intermountain Region. The Regence affiliated companies are committed to improving the health of its members and communities, and to transforming the health care system. For more information, please visit or