Blue Cross Board of Trustees Elects Two New Members

May 14, 2009

Former State Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Blatz, investment bank partner Kevin Green join board

EAGAN, Minn., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) board of trustees has elected two new members, Kathleen Blatz and Kevin Green. Kathleen Blatz is a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, having retired in 2006 after eight years of leadership. Currently an attorney at law specializing in mediation and arbitration, Blatz is active in the community and is a director of RiverSource Funds and sits on the University of St. Thomas Law School Board of Governors. Kevin Green is a managing partner at Triple Tree, a research-based investment bank focused on the technology and business services sectors.

“It is an honor to have Kathleen and Kevin joining our board,” said Patrick Geraghty, Blue Cross president and chief executive officer. “They each bring different strengths to our board, and their experience will benefit us tremendously as we work to improve the health of our members.”

About Kathleen Blatz

Before her 1996 gubernatorial appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court as an associate justice, Blatz practiced law at a Minneapolis law firm and later served the citizens of Hennepin County, first as an assistant county attorney and then as a district court judge. She was also elected for eight terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving on various committees including the Health and Human Services Committee.

Blatz holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. Blatz will also serve on the Finance and Business Development and Governance Committees for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield board of trustees.

About Kevin Green

As co-founder and managing partner of TripleTree, LLC, Green has advised well over a hundred companies on maximizing the value of their firm by leveraging 25 plus years of operational, M&A and capital raising experience. Prior to co-founding TripleTree, Green held several senior executive roles at private and public companies within the healthcare and technology industries. He served as CEO of both Summit Medical and Integrated Medical Systems (IMS). During his tenure, IMS grew from a start-up company to a high growth business that was sold to Eli Lilly. Previously, he served as an executive at Cycare, which grew from a private firm to a NYSE company and was later sold to McKesson; he began his career at Westinghouse.

Green holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of San Diego. He is active in a number of industry associations and selective boards and is a frequent speaker at healthcare and technology industry events. Green will also serve on the Audit and the Investment Committees for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield board of trustees.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota’s first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. A nonprofit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan based in Minnesota, covering 2.8 million members in Minnesota and nationally through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

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