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Micron lobbyist Mike Reynoldson moves to Blue Cross of Idaho

reynoldson_mikeMike Reynoldson has taken on the role of director of governmental affairs for Blue Cross of Idaho.

Reynoldson spent the last decade as the Idaho governmental affairs manager for Micron Technology. In his new position, he will oversee legislative and regulatory efforts, and act as a liaison to state and federal health entities for the company. He replaces Julie Taylor, who held the position for 23 years.

“It’s a great opportunity. Going from one great Idaho company to another great Idaho company,” Reynoldson said. “I’m excited about the issues they’re involved with and the customers they serve.”

As a lobbyist for Blue Cross, Reynoldson will continue to roam the hallways of the Idaho State Capitol when the Legislature is in session. He has more than 22 years in local, state and national government affairs work, representing companies in policy development, strategic planning, coalition building, lobbying, public relations and political activity.

Reynoldson said the fast pace of change in Micron’s industry has prepared him to work for a major insurance company at a time of great change for the health insurance industry.

“I think I have a good background to develop policy related to the changing health care industry,” he said. Blue Cross of Idaho is involved in a number of legislative issues this year.

“I’m excited to learn more about those and get to work,” he said.

In addition to Micron, Reynoldson has also served as the Idaho public affairs manager for US West and Qwest Communications, as the executive director of the Idaho Republican Party and as a field representative for the Republican National Committee.


About Brad Iverson-Long

Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.