Fred & Pam Palenske

Fred & Pam Palenske

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Fred & Pam   Palenske


Fred Palenske was born June 8, 1960. He graduated from Washburn Rural High School and attended Washburn University. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in management and finance in 1983. While at Washburn, he was a member of the football team. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Washburn University in 1988.

Pam graduated from Topeka West High School and attended Washburn University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. The couple later married. 

In 1988, Fred joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, where he is the senior vice president of provider and government affairs. Prior to this position, he served as vice president of provider relations and medical affairs, and was a director. He graduated from Leadership Greater Topeka in 2002 and Leadership Kansas in 2006. He is involved in several professional and non-profit associations including CASA, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas Health Insurance Association.

They have two sons and reside in Auburn, Kan.