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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Makes Changes to Board of Directors


TOPEKA, Kansas (May 11, 2023) – Garrett T. Love, Montezuma, is among four members elected to four-year terms on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 11 in Topeka. Leonard R. Hernandez, El Dorado; Rick C. Jackson, Topeka; and James A. Klausman, Topeka, were re-elected to their third four-year terms.

Love is a farmer and owns Love Land & Cattle, LLC. Hernandez recently retired as president & CEO of Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Jackson is executive vice president, chief lending officer at Capital Federal Savings. Klausman is president and CEO of Midwest Health.

One long-time board member retired in conjunction with the annual meeting. Kenneth W. Winter, general manager at Lariat Feeders LLC, joined the board in 2007.

In addition to the election of the board members, Rick C. Jackson, Topeka, was elected to a one- year term as chair of the board of directors and Megan L. Jones, Topeka, was elected to a one-year term as vice chair.

Jackson, executive vice president and chief lending officer of Capitol Federal Savings, joined the BCBSKS board in 2015. Jones, owner and president of Jones Advisory Group, has served on the board since 2016.

Other members of the board are Matthew D. All – Topeka; Rick D. Baden – Pittsburg; Gregory V. Binns – Hutchinson; Dr. James H. Gilbaugh – Wichita; Amanda D. Huelskamp – Andover; Jena K. Lysen – Wichita; Jeff D. Mullen – Wichita; Jeffrey R. Thompson – Salina; and Dr. Angela N. Wilson – Lawrence.

Complete bios can be found at bcbsks.com/governance.


About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

For more than 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has built a reputation of trust with its members and contracting providers by providing outstanding customer service while quickly and accurately processing claims; fairly administering benefit plans and contracts; offering programs, services and tools to help members improve or maintain their health; and operating under the highest ethical standards while being good stewards of premium dollars. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and is the state’s largest insurer, serving all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information, visit bcbsks.com.