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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 14, 2019—Delta Dental of New Mexico has hired Lou Volk III as president and CEO, effective September 16.
Volk has 28 years of senior management experience in the insurance and health care industry, most recently serving as senior vice president and COO of New Mexico Mutual, a workers’ compensation insurance company where he worked through a significant financial and operational turnaround period for the company.
“Lou has a wealth of experience and expertise in the insurance business and an ability to develop and implement a corporate vision and strategic plan,” said Robert Simmons, board chairman for Delta Dental of New Mexico.
Prior to serving as second in command at New Mexico Mutual, Volk was senior vice president and CFO of St. Joseph Healthcare System where he oversaw 900 employees, handled operations, and guided the strategic direction, vision and solution implementation for the company.
He has extensive experience in management and financial operations, strategic planning and regulatory requirements. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Montana State University.
Volk lives in Albuquerque with his wife and two children.
“I am thrilled to be the new president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Mexico,” Volk said. “It has a reputation of providing exceptional dental and oral health services to the people of New Mexico.”