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Marshall Named President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Saturday, May 17, 2008 General News J E 4
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TULSA, Okla., May 16 Effective June 2, Bert Marshall will become the leader of the state's largest private insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, accepting the position of president.



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Marshall came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma in 1996, most recently serving as vice president of external operations. At different times Marshall also has overseen GHS Property and Casualty, BlueLincs(R) HMO, corporate communications, government relations and the Oklahoma Caring Foundation.



Before joining the not-for-profit insurer, Marshall was vice president and director of operations for another Oklahoma insurance company, with responsibility for its group accident and workers' compensation program. In 1991 he entered a private practice with a law firm specializing in insurance and government relations. Previously, he worked for the Oklahoma Insurance Department, where he served as a staff attorney until being named general counsel and later deputy insurance commissioner.



"It is my privilege to take the helm at this important time in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma's 68-year history," Marshall said. "I look forward to the coming years and following in the footsteps of strong leaders who have not only been my mentors, but my friends."



Marshall earned an economics degree from the University of Oklahoma and his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma County Bar Association and also serves on the boards of the State Chamber, Oklahoma High Risk Pool and the Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association.



In the community service arena, Marshall serves on the boards of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity and United Way of Central Oklahoma.



Marshall and his wife, Martha, have two grown children, Sarah and Jessica.



Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a mutual legal reserve company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.





SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
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