Regence BlueShield is announcing three new leadership roles as part of an aggressive strategy to maximize growth opportunities across all market segments and ensure best-in-class service to members.

The new roles, effective April 1:

  • Stacy Crim will be vice president of small business for sales and account management. Crim has served as director of sales and account management, 51-99 segment, since January 2019. In her new role, Crim will continue Regence’s strong leadership in the small and midmarket group segments.
  • Jae Suzuki will be vice president of large group for sales and account management. Suzuki has served as director of sales, with a focus on large group, since December 2018. Suzuki will continue to drive positive business change in Regence’s value proposition to large employers.
  • Peter McClung will continue to serve as vice president of sales with primary responsibilities for self-funded groups and national account strategy. McClung has served as vice president of sales since October 2018, overseeing total group enrollment growth of 28% in that period.

“As we emerge from two years of pandemic challenges, our members need us more than ever on their road to better health,” said Claire Verity, president of Regence BlueShield. “These alignments will enhance our sales teams’ ability to meet the needs of members, employers and business partners. Congratulations to our leaders for continuing to set the bar for exceptional strategy and service.”

Crim has worked in account management and strategic planning in the health care industry for 22 years and has lived in Washington for nearly two decades. She holds a master’s degree of health administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University.

Suzuki has served nearly 20 years in health care sales, underwriting and marketing, and as a Washington resident. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management.

McClung’s career over more than 30 years in health care includes senior leadership positions in sales, care management, marketing and operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ambassador University.

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