Delta Dental of Arizona - Chief Executive Officer

AZ, Glendale

Delta Dental of Arizona (DDAZ) has retained WittKieffer to assist in the recruitment efforts for their next Chief Executive Officer. After 11 years of outstanding service and leadership of Arizona’s top dental insurance company, Allan Allford will be retiring as DDAZ’s CEO.

DDAZ seeks to hire a CEO to continue to lead the organization in its mission to improve lives by promoting optimal oral health. As a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, the largest dental association in the United States, DDAZ is a 501c4 nonprofit organization with 132 employees. DDAZ is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and covers over 1.2 million smiles with a revenue of over $270 million.

The next DDAZ CEO will make a substantial and immediate impact on several mission critical strategies. This is a highly visible position within Arizona and the DDAZ CEO will have a platform to significantly influence the strategic vision and direction of dental health plans and navigate the nuances in the changing healthcare landscape. 

The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is a vital component of DDAZ with a mission to improve lives by promoting oral health. The Foundation’s work focuses on increasing public awareness and support of oral health issues, improving access to care and securing the buy- in of decision makers for new initiatives statewide. Recognizing the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the communities that need it most, DDAZ and its Foundation committed $9.5million to assist local communities in 2020 with an additional $500,000 in relief planned for 2021. 

Candidates for this search will have noteworthy senior executive experience and accomplishments in a high performing healthcare organization. The selected candidate will be in a unique position to join DDAZ during one of the most dynamic times in the organization’s history. This executive will have the opportunity to partner with a wide array of key constituencies and an enthusiastic Board of Directors to continue DDAZ’s legacy of excellence. 

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