Delta Dental names Michael Hankinson Senior Vice President of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer

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Michael Hankinson has been promoted to senior vice president of Legal and chief compliance officer for Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies.

Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and their affiliates today announced the promotion of Michael Hankinson to senior vice president of their Legal division and his appointment as chief compliance officer.

Hankinson, who joined Delta Dental in 2010, most recently served as vice president of Compliance & Regulatory, overseeing the group of companies’ compliance and regulatory activities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. He will be based out of corporate headquarters in San Francisco.

A cum laude graduate of the Pace University School of Law, he also holds an MBA in finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining Delta Dental, Hankinson served as general counsel for HealthAxis, a health care technology company; for Imerica Life and Health Insurance Company, an individual major medical carrier; and for Gramercy Insurance Company, a property and casualty insurer.

In addition to 15 years as an insurance industry executive, he brings extensive experience in managing corporate governance and regulatory matters, directing risk management and compliance programs, overseeing strategic partnerships and alliances and negotiating asset and merger transactions, financial restructurings, reinsurance contracts and venture capital funding.

Delta Dental of California and several other companies under common management provide dental benefits to 26 million people in 15 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), based in Oak Brook, Ill.


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