NU Online News Service, Jan. 14, 4:38 p.m. – The Regence Group, Portland, Ore., has promoted John Riherd to chief legal officer.

Regence is a coalition of Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington state.

Riherd previously was general counsel for the Regence companies in Utah and Idaho.

Riherd has a master’s degree in religious studies from Gonzaga University and a law degree from the University of Iowa.