Delta Dental of California Promotes Nilesh Patel to Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

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Patel will oversee the company’s contact center, claims activities, enterprise operations shared services and state and federal government programs.

Delta Dental of California and its affiliates today announced the promotion of Nilesh Patel to executive vice president and chief operations officer.

Patel is a 10-year veteran of the group of companies and has served as senior vice president of operations and state government programs since 2006. Prior to joining Delta Dental, he served as president of California’s dental and vision programs for UnitedHealth Group/Spectera and UnitedHealthcare Dental. He also held a number of leadership positions, including executive vice president and chief financial officer of operations and finance at PacificDental Benefits, Inc.

Patel received his bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in business administration from the University of California, Irvine.

About Delta Dental of California and its affiliates
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, along with their affiliated companies, together provide dental benefits to 33 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 68 million people nationwide.


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