Delta Dental names Michael Hankinson executive vice president and chief legal counsel

February 4, 2014

San Francisco – Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies today announced the promotion of Michael Hankinson to executive vice president and chief legal officer.

Hankinson will oversee legal, regulatory and compliance activities as well as human resources and public and government affairs in 15 states plus the District of Columbia. He replaces Charles Lamont, who retired after 28 years at Delta Dental.

Hankinson most recently served as chief compliance officer and senior vice president of the legal division. A cum laude graduate of the Pace University School of Law, he also holds an MBA in finance from Fordham University and has extensive experience as a general counsel in the insurance and health care technology industries, dealing with corporate and commercial transactions, risk management, compliance and regulatory matters.

Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York, Inc. and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, along with their affiliated companies, together provide dental benefits to more than 26 million people. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 66 million people nationwide.

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