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Published on December 06, 2016

Avera Health Plans Announces New Board Chair

Avera Health Plans has announced Gary Gaspar will serve as chair of its board of directors.

Gaspar is president and principal of Interstate Office Products (IOP), which he leads with his business partner, Sheila Casiello. IOP serves eastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa as a Steelcase dealership offering interior design services, architectural products and office supplies. IOP is a Steelcase Platinum Partner, and the business has earned this special designation every year since the award’s inception.

Gaspar has previously served on many boards including Junior Achievement and the Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. He currently serves on the board of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on Steelcase’s North American Dealer Council and Healthcare Product Advisory Council.

He received his accounting degree and a master’s degree in finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Gaspar also earned his certificate as a CPA. He and his wife, Theresa, have two sons.

Deb Muller, Chief Administrative Officer with Avera Health Plans, said Gaspar’s experience will offer many opportunities for Avera Health Plans.

“Gary’s wealth of experience as a business leader will benefit our board,” said Muller. “His insights will provide our team, as well as our customers, with knowledge that can help us succeed.”

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