PORTLAND, Ore. – Regence BlueCross BlueShield announced today it has named Angela Hult as its new director of corporate philanthropy. Hult, who is Regence’s director of community and business relations in Oregon, will transition to her new role on October 10.

In her new position she will oversee Regence’s corporate philanthropic and community involvement efforts, as well as employee giving and volunteerism. She will also serve as executive director of The Regence Foundation, a grantmaking organization that partners with local nonprofits to transform health care and expand access to palliative care.

“Angela has a unique combination of excellent communication skills, deep industry knowledge and an impressive track record of community involvement,” said Peggy Maguire, Regence senior vice president and Regence Foundation board chair. “I am confident Angela’s leadership will help us take an already strong and active community investment program to the next level.”

Hult’s career with Regence has focused on external-facing roles that have enabled her to represent the company in a wide range of public forums. As director of community and business relations for Oregon she was responsible for leading the company’s efforts to build strong relationships with employers, business and civic leaders, and community groups across Oregon. Those efforts included launching a permanent, Regence sponsored exhibit promoting nutrition and fitness for children at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and developing an award-winning campaign in Southern Oregon that enlisted high school students to create videos challenging their peers and the community to embrace healthier habits.

Before serving as Regence’s director of community and business relations, Hult oversaw all media relations efforts for Regence, including regional and national media. She began her career in Taipei, Taiwan, where she worked in public relations and advertising for Sheraton Corporation. After returning to the United States, she settled in Portland, Oregon, where she has worked for some of the region’s largest companies in the areas of media, community and investor relations.

Hult currently serves on the Governing Board of Albertina Kerr Centers, Oregon’s fifth-largest nonprofit, the board of directors for Portland State University’s Center for Women, Politics and Policy and the national Board of Directors for the Coastal Conservation Association, based in Houston, Texas. She is a graduate of the Portland Business Alliance Leadership Portland program and remains active in the PBA.

A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and minors in Asian Studies and Marketing.

About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is a leading health plan in Oregon, with nearly 750,000 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. 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.