SEATTLE — Don Antonucci, president of Regence BlueShield in Washington announced today that Andrew Over has been appointed to Market Vice President. In this new role Over will be responsible for strategy development and execution to drive growth in Regence’s Washington market.

Over previously was Director of Community and Business Development for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. In that position, he consistently strengthened relations with employers, business and civic leaders, and managed strategic partnerships with nonprofit community groups.

“This promotion for Andrew recognizes his strong leadership, deep knowledge of our business and industry, and commitment to our company’s Cause,” Antonucci said. “We are committed to growing our business in Washington, and Andrew’s strategic expertise will help position us well in 2014 and beyond.”

Before joining Regence, Over spent more than a decade working in national politics in Oregon, Washington D.C., and in the state of Washington where he was a deputy campaign manager for a U.S. Senate campaign. He serves on the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors.

Over will assume his new role in January, and will be located in Regence BlueShield’s Seattle office.

About Regence BlueShield:

Regence BlueShield is a leading health plan in Washington with more than one million members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, serving more than 2.2 million members as Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington), Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. Each plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 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 or