Delta Dental Announces Michael Schwartz as Director of Strategic Collaboration | Illinois

OAK BROOK, Illinois, Oct.12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) is pleased to announce that Michael Schwartz has joined the Association as Director of Strategic Collaboration on Monday, September 20, 2021.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to this new role within the Delta Dental Plans Association. Mike’s deep relationship building experience will be essential to our expansion of national partnerships and to fostering continued collaboration within Delta Dental System. Strategies in the areas of business-to-business, business-to-consumer and government programs position him to lead new growth opportunities for our market-leading brand, ”said James W. Hutchison, President and CEO, Delta Dental Plans Association. “Plus, Mike’s experience with the Delta Dental system and his commitment to our mission of improving oral health and overall health got him started.

In this role, Schwartz will play a key role in enhancing Delta Dental’s national visibility by strengthening existing relationships and establishing new strategic partnerships with leading national organizations aligned with advancing oral and global health. .

“As the nation’s leading provider of dental services, Delta Dental is dedicated to improving oral and overall health, and I look forward to continuing this mission through innovative platforms and partnerships,” said Schwartz .

With over 20 years of experience, Schwartz is known for building high performing teams that thrive in collaborative environments. Previously, he served as Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel at Delta Dental of California, where he advised business units on issues of risk, fraud prevention and dispute resolution. Prior to joining Delta Dental of California, Schwartz served as General Counsel for Hawaii Dental Service. Prior to moving in-house, he litigated cases as an attorney with Hawaii’s largest firm, Cades Schutte, LLP. Schwartz first became involved in healthcare when he interned for PhRMA in Washington, DC, and expanded into the insurance field in New York City while working for a wide range of clients. insurance and reinsurance. He holds a law degree from McGill University and a BA in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

About Delta Dental Plans Association

Based in Oak Brook, Ill., The Delta Dental Plans Association is the national non-profit association of 39 independent Delta Dental companies. Through these companies, Delta Dental is the nation’s largest dental insurance provider, covering over 80 million Americans and providing the nation’s largest dental network with approximately 156,000 participating dentists. Over the past decade, Delta Dental companies have provided more than $ 1.75 billion in direct and in-kind support to improve the oral health of our communities across the country. Visit for information on individual dental insurance plans and group dental insurance plans.

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