Matthew Marek Named Vice President, Sales for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Thursday, May 26, 2011 General News J E 4

EAGAN, Minn., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced Matthew Marek as vice president of sales. Marek previously served as vice president community accounts. In this newly expanded role, Matt will lead the national accounts division in serving the complex needs of some of Minnesota's largest employers and will retain his accountability for individual, small and mid-sized employer groups, in both commercial and Medicare products.

"Matt does a tremendous job creating a strong focus on the diverse health care needs of our customers," said Jim Eppel, senior vice president commercial markets and health management at Blue Cross. "His customer focus, leadership and market knowledge will ensure that Blue Cross is well positioned to serve our customers in the changing marketplace."

Marek's held various leadership roles in government, individual, and middle markets sales and marketing. Marek also has experience in financial services and property casualty insurance lines.

Marek holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Marek is a 2011 recipient of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 40 Under Forty Award and is a frequent volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

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 as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota



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