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by Lauren Oakley | Aug 19, 2015
ST. LOUIS, MO (August 18, 2015) … Delta Dental of Missouri, the state’s leading dental benefits provider, today announced that Rob Goren has been named the organization’s new president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Goren succeeds David Haynes, who has been with Delta Dental for the past 14 years, serving as president and CEO since 2010. In March of this year, Haynes announced his plans to resign by year’s end and has since been fully committed to a thoughtful and effective period of transition.

Goren has 17 years of healthcare industry experience. He joined Delta Dental of Missouri in March 2009, where he most recently served as chief actuary and senior vice president of business development. In this capacity he was responsible for actuarial and underwriting for Delta Dental plans in Missouri and South Carolina, while also overseeing the sales and provider relations team in South Carolina. Prior to joining Delta Dental, he served as a director and consulting actuary at Buck Consultants in the Atlanta Health and Productivity Practice, and vice president of actuarial and underwriting at CompBenefits Corporation, where he led the company’s dental and vision actuarial and underwriting departments.

“Rob Goren is an experienced and capable leader not only in the dental and vision benefits industry, but specifically with a strong history in the Delta Dental organization,” said Robert Butler, DDS, chairman of the Delta Dental Board of Directors. “We appreciate Rob’s focus on continuing our industry leadership position, as evidenced through his commitment to the company’s valued relationships with our clients, brokers and consultants, and most importantly with the dentists who participate in our networks.” Goren is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He currently serves on the Product Development Committee for the Delta Dental Plans Association and will soon become a member of its Board of Directors. Goren volunteers for the St. Louis, Mo., chapters of the American Lung Association and American Parkinson Disease Association. He has also previously served as chair of the National Association of Dental Plans’ Membership Committee, and was recognized by the organization for his exemplary volunteer service and leadership as the recipient of the 2014 Don Mayes Leadership Award. Goren has a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Actuarial Science from Georgia State University. He lives in St. Louis, Mo., with his wife and two children.

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