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Press Release: Kaiser Permanente Northwest Marketing, Sales & Business Development Executive, Mark Charpentier, to Retire

August 12, 2014

Note: In an earlier article published in The Lund Report, financial records filed with the Oregon Insurance Division showed that Charpentier walked away with the largest jump in take-home pay among Kaiser senior executives  – 31 percent – after being paid a bonus of $201,655, bringing his total compensation to $553,389.

Kaiser Permanente has also announced plans to open a medical clinic in Eugene next year.

After nearly 24 years in health care industry leadership and six years at Kaiser Permanente, Mark Charpentier has announced his retirement. Effective January 9, 2015, Charpentier will step down from his current role as vice president, Marketing, Sales & Business Development. 

“Mark has advanced the business leadership and capabilities of Kaiser Permanente Northwest during an unprecedented time of change in the health care industry,” said Andrew McCulloch, president, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan of the Northwest. “I want to thank him for his contributions to Kaiser Permanente these past six years.

Under Charpentier’s leadership, Kaiser Permanente Northwest has designed new business capabilities to align with the rapidly changing marketplace, built an industry-leading team of health care business experts and made great strides in advancing health care product offerings to fit the new, consumer-focused marketplace. 

“I came to Kaiser Permanente Northwest because I believed in the model of care and coverage, and I wanted to be a part of the mission—to improve the health of the communities we serve,” said Charpentier. “I am proud and humbled to have been a part of this organization for the past six years. The team is now in a strong position, and I feel it is the right time for me to turn the reins over to a new vice president of Marketing Sales & Business Development.