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Delta Dental of Arizona Names Damon Young as Senior Vice President of Sales
By Alison Bailin - Thursday Feb 01, 2024
Delta Dental of Arizona is pleased to announce that Damon Young has joined the dental insurer’s leadership team as its senior vice president of sales. In this executive role, Young will oversee the entire sales and account management department; build and maintain relationships with clients, partners and brokers; and provide directional oversight, coaching and mentorship to the sales and account management teams. He will also work closely with the executive team to drive the current strategic objectives of the organization.

“Damon has a wealth of experience across the healthcare arena delivering outstanding results,” said Michael Jones, president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Arizona. “He understands the importance of the evolution that Delta Dental of Arizona is undergoing, transforming from a single-line insurance company to a multi-line health and wellness company, and will be a valuable member of the leadership team communicating our many innovative changes to customers present and future.”

Young brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, most recently as vice president of national partnerships at Crossover Health, a national primary health medical group that delivers integrated health services to employers and payers. Prior, he served as vice president of provider care solutions at OptumHealth, leading efforts to help health systems and medical groups with strategies to scale resources with a goal of reaching, coordinating, triaging and managing the care of a broader population. He also served as vice president of business development across the Southwest for DaVita Medical Group and executive director of partnership integration at DuPage Medical Group. Young also brings experience from various roles in sales, account management, operations and contracting at Humana, WebMD, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California and Youth Services International.

“Improving health and wellness outcomes and expanding access to care for diverse populations are of critical importance to me—and what drew me to Delta Dental of Arizona,” said Young. “I look forward to working with Michael and the entire team on developing and providing value-based solutions that increase access while enhancing member experience and overall quality of life.”

Young earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology with a health and medicine concentration from the University of Pennsylvania and master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota. A Maryland native, he is married with two sons and resides in Cave Creek.

His first day is February 1.

About Delta Dental of Arizona
Delta Dental of Arizona (Delta Dental) is a health and wellness company providing affordable dental and vision benefits to individuals, families and businesses throughout the state. Building on its reputation as the state’s largest and most experienced dental insurance provider, Delta Dental’s mission is to create a path to better health and wellness. Since 2010, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its Foundation, has given over $18 million to support oral health education, disease prevention and food assistance programs for underserved and uninsured communities across the state. For more information about Delta Dental of Arizona, visit http://www.deltadentalaz.com.