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Four Members Re-Elected to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors


Carolyn R. Banning, Dodge City; Jena K. Lysen, Wichita; Jeffrey R. Thompson, Salina; and Matthew D. All, Topeka, were re-elected to their second four-year term on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 13, 2021.

Banning is a certified public accountant retired from Smoll & Banning, CPA's, LLC. Lysen is director of human resources for Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer, LLP. Thompson is chief financial officer of Salina Vortex Corporation. All is president/CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.

In addition to the election of the board members, Leonard R. Hernandez, El Dorado, was elected to a one-year term as chair of the board of directors and Rick C. Jackson, Topeka, was elected to a one-year term as vice chair.

Hernandez, president/CEO of Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital, joined the Blue Cross board in 2012. Jackson, executive vice president and chief lending officer of Capitol Federal Savings, has served on the board since 2015.

Other members of the board are Rick D. Baden – Pittsburg; Gregory V. Binns – Hutchinson; Jennifer L. Brull, M.D. – Plainville; Amanda D. Huelskamp – Andover; Megan L. Jones - Topeka; James A. Klausman – Topeka; Jeff D. Mullen – Wichita; Cathy Mih Taylor, M.D.  – Chanute; Angela N. Wilson, DDS – Lawrence; and Kenneth W. Winter – Dodge City.

Complete bios can be found at bcbsks.com/AboutUs/Governance.


About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

For more than 75 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