Chip Terhune Joins Cambia as Vice President of Government Affairs

Sep 16, 2013, 17:35 ET from Cambia Health Solutions

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambia is pleased to welcome Chip Terhune to the company, where he will oversee all aspects of the company's federal and state government affairs to enhance Cambia's efforts to transform health care. Notably, he will lead the development of regulatory and legislative strategies that advance the company's commitment to being an advocate for change in the health care system.

"I am pleased to welcome Chip to our team. He has an exemplary record of leadership at some of the highest levels of government and most highly regarded companies in our community. I look forward to working with him to strengthen our role as a leading advocate for making positive changes with our health care system," said Kerry Barnett, Executive Vice President of Corporate Services for Cambia.

Chip brings to Cambia more than 20 years of public affairs and executive leadership experience in government and corporate relations.  Most recently, Chip served as the Director of Environmental & Public Affairs for Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.  Previously, he served as Chief of Staff to Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski. Chip also brings to Cambia previous leadership experience in education, having served as the Assistant Executive Director for Public Affairs & Communications at the Oregon Education Association.

Chip is also an active member of the community. He serves as a Trustee of Marylhurst University and sits on the board of the Portland Business Alliance and the Classroom Law Project. He earned both his bachelor's degree in International Studies and master's degree in Public Affairs at the University of Oregon.

About Cambia Health Solutions 
Cambia Health Solutions is a nonprofit total health solutions company based in the Pacific Northwest/Intermountain region, serving consumers and communities for nearly 100 years.  Cambia companies provide a wide range of products and services, including healthcare information technology and software development, retail healthcare, health insurance plans that carry the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand, life insurance, pharmacy benefit management, consumer engagement and wellness. For more information, please visit

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