Robert Hatch was named president in June of the health insurer which bills itself as the largest nonprofit health insurer in the Intermountain/Northwest region.
Jennifer Cannaday was named marketing vice president Sept. 27. She is also a Bountiful resident.
Hatch had served on the board of directors for many years for Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and also three terms on the board of Utah’s parent company, Regence. He also was vice chair of The Regence Group’s board of directors and chair of the audit committee.
Hatch also was past president and CEO of Wells Fargo Utah.
“I have seen first-hand the exceptional and innovative work that Regence is doing to transform the health care system, and I am looking forward to this next phase of my career with great excitement,” he said.
“I have a strong relationship with the company, its people and those whom Regence serves, and am committed to forwarding those same principles that have made Regence an industry leader.”
Hatch has served as chair and board member of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah and chair and board member of the Utah Bankers Association. He also served on the boards of the Utah Symphony, the old Holy Cross Hospital and as chair of the Holy Cross Foundation.
He currently is a director of the Salt Lake Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and secretary and trustee of the Emma Eccles Jones Private Foundation. He also continues association with Wells Fargo as a member of its Salt Lake community board.
Cannaday is a 13-year employee with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. Prior to her new appointment, she was Regence’s four-state director of legislative and regulatory affairs.
Cannaday will oversee “driving critical business development activities and community affairs,” information from the company says.
She will also “facilitate collaboration and coordination between the company’s leadership team and the Utah market.”
“Jennifer has been instrumental in developing relationships for our company by working with legislators, governmental officials, civic groups and community leaders across Utah,” Hatch said. “Her background in our industry and the knowledge of Utah will be invaluable as we continue to grow our company and serve the people of Utah a we have since 1942.”
Cannaday has an extensive health insurance and policy background from previous positions held with Regence as well a with the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Attorney General’s Office Health Division.
She has served as past president of the Utah Health Insurance Association and currently is on the board of governors for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, board of directors of the Regence Foundation, board of trustees for the American Heart Association and strong supporter of the Pioneer Theater Company.
Cannaday holds a B.A. in political science and J.D. from the University of Utah.