Jeff Russell President + CEO Delta Dental of Iowa

Jeff Russell is the president and CEO of Delta Dental of Iowa, the largest dental insurance carrier in Iowa. With more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles, he has led companies of a variety of sizes: from start-ups to established companies embarking on transformation efforts.

Delta Dental provides dental and vision benefits to more than one million members. As a not-for-profit insurance carrier, Delta Dental invests roughly half of its annual net gain in the company’s Public Benefit Program and Foundation. Since 2002, Delta Dental has contributed more than $25 million to improving the health and smiles of Iowans.

Mr. Russell graduated from Drake University and currently participates on several boards and committees, including serving as chairman for the Global Insurance Accelerator; vice chair for the Federation of Iowa Insurers; and on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Iowa. Past board service includes Dwolla and serving as president of Rotary Club of Des Moines A.M.