Brian Wonderlich will join Blue Cross of Idaho as the organization’s general counsel on January 1. He recently served as general counsel to Gov. Brad Little. He brings nearly 20 years of legal experience, including almost a decade as an attorney and partner at Holland & Hart, LLP, as a deputy Attorney General for the State of Idaho, and as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Steve Tobiason, who fulfilled this role at Blue Cross of Idaho for over 12 years, is retiring.
Wonderlich holds a B.S. from the University of Idaho and earned a JD from the University of Idaho College of Law where he served as editor-in-chief of the Idaho Law Review. In 2018, he chaired the Transition Committee that assisted Gov. Little in vetting and appointing his cabinet.
Wonderlich has served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County for nearly a decade. He is a member of the Idaho State Bar Character and Fitness Committee and Gov. Little’s Leadership in Nuclear Energy Commission. In 2017, he was appointed to the Idaho Judiciary’s Civil Justice Reform Task Force by Chief Justice Roger Burdick.