News Releases - 2012

May 10, 2012

Shorman Remains Chairman, Five Kansans Elected To Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors

Gary D. Shorman, Hays, was re-elected to a third, one-year term as chairman of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 10 in Topeka. Steve W. Sloan, Pittsburg, was re-elected to a third one-year term as vice chairman.

Shorman, president and CEO of Eagle Communications since 1998, has served on the Blue Cross board since 2005. Sloan, president and CEO of Midwest Minerals Inc. since 1995, joined the board in 2008.

Directors elected to four-year terms at the meeting were Diane L. Lee, CPA, CSEP, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk and Loyd, LLC, Hutchinson; Steven D. Marsh, Steven D. Marsh, CPA, Chartered, Wichita; Robert L. Mullen, administrator (retired), Hospital District 1 of Rice County, Lyons; and, Sloan.

Leonard R. Hernandez, chief executive officer, Morton County Health System, Elkhart, was elected to fulfill a three-year, unexpired term on the board.

Other members of the board are James M. Alley, III, D.D.S., Wichita; Leon J. Boor, Abilene; Andrew C. Corbin, Topeka; Robin R. LacKamp, Concordia; Edward J. Miller, Iola;  Louis E. (Gene) Mosiman, Topeka; Thomas C. Simpson, M.D.Susan M. Smith, Wichita; Cathy Mih Taylor, M.D., Chanute; and, Kenneth W. Winter, Dodge City.

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