Delta Dental of Colorado Hires Adeeb Khan as Vice President, Executive Director
Khan will serve as the VP of corporate responsibility and the executive director of the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
Delta Dental of Colorado hired Adeeb Khan as the new vice president of corporate social responsibility and executive director of Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, beginning January 6, 2020.
This dual role, serving both organizations, will help further the mission of the company through a targeted corporate social responsibility strategy and continue to drive the foundation’s focus on advancing oral health equity. This will allow each of the organizations to optimize the impact they have in their respective areas, operating separately but in alignment under Delta Dental of Colorado’s vision. The combined efforts spotlight oral health as an important element to improving the well-being of all Coloradans.
“I’m honored and excited to be part of an organization with such a remarkable commitment to Colorado,” Khan says. “Delta Dental of Colorado is setting the highest standards for responsible business practices, and Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is entering a new phase in driving lasting community health outcomes. I look forward to being part of a tremendous team and bringing new passion and rigor to our collective missions.”
“I’m thrilled to have Adeeb join our team,” says Delta Dental of Colorado President and CEO Helen Drexler. “As a local leader, he has demonstrated a passion for community health and understands the impact that business can have on the overall well-being of our community. We are so pleased to have a leader who has tremendous enthusiasm for the impact that improved oral health can have on quality of life and economic prosperity.”
“Adeeb’s desire to be in the community and inspire dynamic conversations with diverse perspectives will support the foundation’s efforts to identify solutions that achieve greater oral health equity,” says Marilyn Taylor, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation board chair.
Prior to this role, Khan was senior director of corporate social responsibility at TIAA, senior director of volunteer engagement at Mile High United Way and regional director of health and safety and community services at American Red Cross. He holds an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and a BA in communications and media studies from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Khan is currently serving on the board of College Track, the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation and B:CIVIC. He is a graduate of the Leadership Denver class of 2017 and has been recognized as a Downtown Champion by the Downtown Denver Partnership, a Chamber Champion by the Denver Metro Chamber and as one of Denver’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Denver Business Journal.
Delta Dental of Colorado is a nonprofit dental benefits company with a mission to improve the oral health of the communities it serves. The nonprofits serves more than 1.3 million members, providing them the ability to use and manage their dental benefits easily. Through its plans, dentist network and expert customer service, the nonprofit makes dental care accessible, affordable and simple, leading to a healthier smile and life.
For more than 20 years, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has been working to make good dental health a community priority. As a 501(c)(3) organization funded by the nonprofit Delta Dental of Colorado, the foundation believes its efforts will lead to a healthier Colorado. It partners with communities and provides grant funding specific to three main oral health focus areas: access to care, prevention of tooth decay and connections to overall health. Together with its partners, the foundation implements programs and projects intended to advance oral health equity for all.