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Dr. Timothy Flaherty retires from WPS Health Solutions Board; Kristine Euclide is elected new Chair



Tom Enwright

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Dr. Timothy Flaherty retires from WPS Health Solutions Board; Kristine Euclide is elected new Chair

MADISON, Wis.—April 3, 2019— Dr. Timothy Flaherty retired from the Board of Directors of WPS Health Solutions on March 28 after 18 years of service, including 10 years as the Board Chair.

At his final Board meeting, Dr. Flaherty was thanked for his dedicated service. A Certificate of Appreciation presented by President and CEO Mike Hamerlik, on behalf of the Board, reads, in part:

“Dr. Flaherty has tirelessly given his time, wise counsel, outstanding leadership and unwavering support in guiding WPS through many successes and challenges. His calm demeanor, professional expertise, and friendship will be missed. Thank you for your dedicated service to WPS, our employees and our customers!”

Kristine Euclide was elected as the new Board Chair. Euclide was elected to the Board in 2007. Most recently, she was Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee, while also serving on the Executive Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.

She has more than 40 years of legal experience, focusing on energy, regulatory, government, environmental, and employment law matters. She retired in 2016 from Madison Gas and Electric Company after 15 years of service. She was Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and, later, Strategic Projects Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. She was also a director of the MGE Foundation. Previously in her career, she was a senior partner with the Madison office of Stafford Rosenbaum, LLP, where she served several terms on the Executive Committee and as Managing Partner. She also served as Executive Assistant to the Dane County Executive from 1997-1999.

Euclide has been a member and served in leadership roles of various community and professional organizations, including TEMPO Madison, Downtown Rotary (Madison), Madison Symphony Orchestra Board, Natural Resources Foundation Board, Gathering Waters Conservancy, the Madison Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, and Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation. She also was a member of the Governor’s 2007 Task Force on Global Warming.

Euclide earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Order of the Coif) and a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from UW-Oshkosh, where she was honored as an Outstanding Young Alumni.

Euclide and her husband, Doug Steege, live in Madison, as do their two adult children and three grandchildren.

About WPS Health Solutions

WPS Health Solutions is a nationally regarded government contractor and a leading Wisconsin not-for-profit health insurer. The WPS Health Insurance division offers affordable health plans and benefits administration. The WPS Government Health Administrators division administers Part A and B Medicare benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS Military and Veterans Health division serves millions more members who are active in the U.S. military, veterans and their families. In 2019, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the 10th straight year. For more information, please visit