Todd Petersen Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Heartland Dental

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Dr. Rick Workman, Heartland Dental founder, speaks on executive team addition

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When adding new members to our team, we look for candidates with exceptional knowledge in their field, excellent leadership skills and a continual ambition to advance themselves personally and professionally. Todd exemplifies all of these traits.

Heartland Dental, LLC, the largest dental support organization in the country, recently welcomed Todd Petersen as its chief human resources officer.

“We are very excited to welcome Todd Petersen to the Heartland Dental executive team,” said Rick Workman, DMD, Heartland Dental founder and active executive chairman. “The success of our company is a direct result of our culture, which is based on creating value for supported doctors and team members. It is vital we communicate this culture internally and externally. With Todd’s knowledge and experience, he will help us continually advance in this area.”

Mr. Petersen brings over 25 years of experience in organizational growth, finance and sales. Prior to joining Heartland Dental, he was the co-founder, president and chief operations officer for Firelands Group, LLC. He has also held key leadership roles at companies such as Coventry Health Care and others. Mr. Petersen received his MBA from the University of Illinois, as well as a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Missouri.

“When adding new members to our team, we look for candidates with exceptional knowledge in their field, excellent leadership skills and a continual ambition to advance themselves personally and professionally. Todd exemplifies all of these traits,” added Patrick Bauer, president and chief executive officer of Heartland Dental.

In his role as chief human resources officer, he is responsible for leading a world class human resources model to support growth, advancing the recruiting and selection process, continually building the company’s organizational structure and enhancing the overall culture of Heartland Dental. He is based at the organization’s headquarters in Effingham, Illinois.

About Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental, LLC is the largest dental support organization in the United States with more than 725 supported dental offices located in 32 states. Based in Effingham, Illinois and founded by Rick Workman, DMD, Heartland Dental offers supported dentists and team members continuing professional education and leadership training, along with a variety of non-clinical administrative services including staffing, human relations, procurement, administration, financial, marketing, and information technology. For more information, visit http://www.Heartland.com. Follow Heartland Dental on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Visit Dr. Workman’s Blog, “Dentistry Leaders” at http://www.dentistryleaders.com.

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