FARGO, N.D. – Megan Houn was promoted to vice president of government affairs and public policy at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND). In this role, Megan will guide the government affairs, public policy and advocacy agenda for BCBSND from the company’s Bismarck office.
Houn has served as director of government relations for BCBSND since 2013. As she takes on this expanded role, she will continue to engage with state and federal policymakers and stakeholders around issues critical to BCBSND’s mission to simplify health care, ensure affordability and elevate the well-being of people in North Dakota and beyond.
"I have a longstanding love of public policy. There are a lot of new faces and complex issues to navigate in health care right now,” Houn said. “I look forward to working with all of our friends in the policy arena, in the North Dakota Legislature, the executive branch and our federal delegation to ensure the voices of BCBSND members are heard. We are excited to engage our state’s leaders on issues that are important to North Dakotans who want their health care to be simple, affordable and the highest quality.”
This next step for Houn builds on nearly two decades of serving at the forefront of public health care policy work in North Dakota. She currently serves as president of the North Dakota Lobbyists Association, and prior to joining BCBSND, served as executive director of Tobacco Free North Dakota and worked on the government relations team for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
Houn is a Baylor University graduate, holding a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French. She will start in her new role on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota
BCBSND (www.BCBSND.com) was founded in 1940 with the mission to provide members with affordable access to health care across the state. As a member-owned, not-for-profit independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), BCBSND is committed to transforming care and health across the state to improve outcomes, lower cost trends and make it easier to shop, buy and use health care coverage. Members have access to unmatched local service and to a comprehensive network of health care providers across the state, the nation and in 200 countries.