Chris Blanton leads strategy and execution for BridgeSpan Health, a Cambia Health Solutions company. BridgeSpan provides insurance for individuals available online through the health insurance exchange marketplaces of Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Chris directs and guides the overall operational performance of the plans and represents and promotes BridgeSpan in business and civic arenas throughout the region. Chris also leads the individual insurance market for Cambia’s Regence brand of companies across the same four-state area.
He brings to this role a proven record of leadership and effectiveness in growing membership in a competitive market, depth of experience in health insurance, and a strong strategic vision. Before joining BridgeSpan, Chris was president and general manager of Cigna Pacific Northwest, where he served as the company’s market leader in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
Chris and his family live in Sammamish, Washington; and are actively involved with the Issaquah Hot Meals program, Issaquah Soccer Club and the YMCA Navigator program. He is also an active cyclist riding for the Lakemont Cycling Club and has ridden over 2,500 miles in 2016. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.