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Chief Executive Officer & President, Delta Dental of Minnesota

Rodney Young is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Delta Dental of Minnesota with $1.4 billion in annual revenue.  Rod has 25+ years’ experience serving on boards of publicly traded and not for profit corporations with revenues ranging from $14 million to $23 billion.


In addition to Bolder Options, Mr. Young currently serves as Chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee of the Minnesota Business Partnership.  Past board positions include Chair and Vice Chair of the Delta Dental Plans Association, Allina Health, Angeion Corporation, Health Fitness Corporation, LecTec Corporation, Minnesota Public Radio, Possis Medical Inc. and the 2019 NCAA Minneapolis Basketball Final Four Tournament.


Mr. Young has been awarded the Business Honoree Award by the Sanneh Foundation, Business Hall of Fame Laureates by Junior Achievement and Outstanding Director Award by the National Association of Corporate Directors, (NACD).


Mr. Young is an innovative strategist with experience including med-tech, health management, dental insurance, pharmaceutical and wellness-related industries in the areas of strategic development, international development, product development and launch, business development, and sales and marketing.  He has dedicated his career to innovations aimed at improving the quality and delivery of health services. He continues to demonstrate that “doing good” - really works.


Mr. Young graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration 

from Truman University in Kirksville, MO and attended Lewis University, Romeoville, IL 

for business management studies.

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