The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Speaker | Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell
President and CEO, Delta Dental of Iowa

Jeff Russell is the president and CEO of Delta Dental of 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. 

A not-for-profit insurance carrier, Delta Dental provides dental and vision benefits to more than 1,200,000 members. Since 2002, through the company’s Community Impact Program and the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation, more than $43 million has been contributed to improving the health and smiles of Iowans.

Mr. Russell graduated from Drake University and currently serves on several boards and committees, including as board president of the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, co-chair of the Economic Progress for Iowa Companies (EPIC) Advisory Council, immediate past chair of the Global Insurance Accelerator, and on the board of directors of ChildServe and the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

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