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Schwabe's Donald L. Krahmer, Jr. Joins Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon Community Board

July 27, 2010


Donald L. Krahmer, Jr., a shareholder at regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, recently joined the Community Board of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.

"Don is a highly respected local community member and attorney whose experience and skills are sure to be put to good use in this new role," said Mark Long, managing partner at Schwabe. "His extensive experience advising Pacific Northwest businesses and entrepreneurs make him an ideal addition to the board as Regence moves forward in the new post-reform marketplace."

Krahmer brings more than 20 years of professional and community experience to his new role with the Regence Oregon Community Board. He is respected by Northwest businesses, investors and entrepreneurs for his knowledge and experience in corporate and securities law, with special emphasis on technology and growth companies. Krahmer currently serves as co-chair of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt's Technology and Business Practice.

In addition to his law practice, he also serves as a member of the board of directors of Pacific Continental Bank (NADAQ: PCBK) as well as chairman of the bank's Audit Committee and a member of its Corporate Governance/Nominations Committee.

Krahmer has been honored in the community with numerous awards including recognition by the Oregon State Bar Business Law Section with the James B. Castles Leadership Award for excellence in the practice of business law, professionalism among fellow business lawyers and community leadership. He is deeply involved in the community currently serving on the board of directors of the Portland Business Alliance, Greenlight Greater Portland, Jesuit High School, the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center at Oregon Health and Sciences University, and as a technical advisor to the Oregon Innovation Council.

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is a leading health plan in Oregon, with more than 750,000 members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence is the largest health insurer in the Northwest / Intermountain Region, serving nearly 2.5 million members as Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Each plan is a nonprofit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence is committed to improving the health of its members and communities.