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Delta Dental leader accepts new job as president, CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

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Jeff Russell

Delta Dental of Iowa announced today that its president and CEO, Jeff Russell, is leaving after he accepted a new job as president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

Delta Dental is the largest dental insurance carrier in Iowa.

“Jeff has had a tremendous impact on Delta Dental and we have been fortunate to have his leadership for the past 10 years,” Ed Brown, board chair of Delta Dental of Iowa, said in a prepared statement. “I believe we are in a great position as a company – we have strong financials, a vibrant culture, a strategy focused on innovation and diversification, and an exceptional leadership team that is committed to the company’s continued success.”

Russell has been with Delta Dental since 2013. The Delta Dental board has formed a search committee to lead the effort to select a new president and CEO.

Russell was a member of the 2006 Business Record Forty Under 40 class and was named the Alum of the Year in 2018. His last day will be June 16.

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