SAIF hires Chip Terhune as new president and CEO

Terhune will start on July 1.

SAIF has hired Chip Terhune as its new president and CEO.

“Chip is uniquely qualified — he brings extensive knowledge about Oregon and a wealth of experience in the insurance industry,” said John Mohlis, board chair. “We are excited about what he brings to the position, and we're looking forward to supporting him as he builds on the exceptional customer service Oregon businesses and injured workers expect from SAIF.”    

Terhune will start at SAIF on July 1, succeeding president and CEO Kerry Barnett, who announced his retirement late last year.  

Earlier in his career, Terhune served as chief of staff for former Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski; as assistant executive director of Oregon Education Association; as director of environmental and public affairs at Schnitzer Steel in Portland; and in multiple vice president roles at Cambia Health Solutions in Portland. He currently serves as senior vice president and general manager of government programs and accounts for Medecision, a healthcare technology company.  

Terhune has a bachelor's in international studies and a master's in public affairs from the University of Oregon.  

About SAIF

SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company. Since 1914, we've been taking care of injured workers, helping people get back to work, and striving to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work. For more information, visit the About SAIF page on saif.com.