Rodney Young, Chief Executive Officer and President
Delta Dental of Minnesota
 

Rodney Young, CEO and PresidentRodney Young became Chief Executive Officer and President of Delta Dental of Minnesota, January 1, 2012.  He has served on the Board of Delta Dental of Minnesota since 1998, and continues in that role.

Young oversees the strategic direction of Delta Dental of Minnesota, one of the largest independent, nonprofit providers of dental benefits in the nation. Delta Dental of Minnesota serves Minnesota and North Dakota based purchasing groups with over 3.8 million members nationwide. Delta Dental of Minnesota is committed to improving health through oral health, as well as access to care delivered by their oral health provider partners.

Young is a 30-year veteran of the medical technology and pharmaceutical fields.  He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Angeion Corporation (a publicly-held medical device manufacturer).  He has also served as Chair, Chief Executive Officer and President of LecTec Corporation (a publicly-held medical device and pharmaceutical company), and as Vice President at Chicago-based Baxter International (healthcare company).

Young also held several positions with 3M’s medical products division.  He began his career in pharmaceutical sales with the Upjohn Company and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Truman State University.

Young serves on the Board of Directors for Allina Health and Bolder Options, a non-profit youth mentoring organization.  He was the recipient of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Twin Cities Magazine 2010 Outstanding Directors Award for his board service to Possis Medical.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Douglas A. Alger
Board Vice Chair
Sr. Vice President, Human Resources
American Express Financial Advisors, Inc. (Retired)

John M. Anderson, D.D.S. 
Scottsdale, AZ
 

Susan C. Anderson, D.D.S.
St. Paul, MN

John W. Bluford, M.B.A, F.A.C.H.E.
President, Bluford Healthcare Institute
President Emeritus, Truman Medical Centers (Missouri)

Bernard L. Brommer 
Board Secretary
President Emeritus
Minnesota AFL-CIO

Paul F. Carlson, D.D.S.
Fairmont, MN

Michael W. Howe, Ph. D.
Board Chair
M.W. Howe Consulting, LLC

Deb S. Knutson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources Learning and Facilities
Medica

Lois M. Martin
Chief Financial Officer
Ceridian

William C. Mixon
Edina, MN 

Kathleen P. Pepski
Board Treasurer
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Hawkins, Inc.

John D. Somrock
Board Chair Emeritus
Consultant

James R. Swanstrom, D.D.S.
Duluth, MN

R. Bruce Templeton, D.M.D.
Edina, MN

Rodney A. Young
Chief Executive Officer and President 
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Michael Zakula, D.D.S.
Hibbing, MN