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Leadership

Delta Dental of Iowa Officers 

Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell

President & CEO

Jeff Russell is the President & CEO of Delta Dental of Iowa. Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Drake University.

Jeffery Chaffin

Jeffrey Chaffin

Vice President & Dental Director

Jeffrey Chaffin, DDS, MPH, MBA, MHA graduated from University of Tampa and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska, MPH from the University of Michigan, MBA from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and MHA from Baylor University.

Michael Elam

Michael Elam

Vice President Sales & Customer Relations

Michael Elam graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and earned an MBA from the University of Iowa.

Suzanne Heckenlaible

Suzanne Heckenlaible

Vice President Public Affairs

Suzanne Heckenlaible graduated from Augustana College and received an MPA from Drake University.

Todd Herren

Todd Herren

Vice President Technology

Todd Herren graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and earned an MBA from Drake University.

Liz Myers

Liz Myers

Vice President Operations

Liz Myers graduated from The University of Iowa with a degree in business administration and majored in insurance.

Sherry Perkins

Sherry Perkins

Vice President Finance & Controller

Sherry Perkins graduated from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Account.

April Schmaltz

April Schmaltz

Vice President Marketing and Business Development

April Schmaltz graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and earned an MBA from Iowa State University.