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BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas – Newest Sponsor of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute announces today that BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas (BCBSTX) has become a Diamond level corporate sponsor of the institute. Both organizations believe in a strong Texas characterized by Americanism, civic engagement, and vibrant leadership in our communities. By joining together in the pursuit of excellence in Texas leadership, BCBSTX and JBS are demonstrating their solid commitment to educating young Texans about public leadership, ethics, and community service.

For more than 80 years, BCBSTX has forged alliances with local nonprofit organizations to show its commitment to help build healthy communities. BCBSTX will continue to foster health improvements through these alliances in order to offer sustainable, measurable programs that strengthen and enrich Texas communities. BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas, is a division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, and an independent licensee of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association.

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is the state’s Center of Excellence for public leadership education, ethics, and public service. It prepares young Texans in these areas and conducts on-site leadership training at schools and organizations throughout Texas. The JBS Institute is co-located with and part of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB). Information about the Shepperd Institute and the Texas Leadership Forum is available at www.shepperdinstitute.com