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NEC Welcomes Tom Raffio, CEO of Northeast Delta Dental

CEO of Northeast Delta Dental
CEO of Northeast Delta Dental

On Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 pm, New England College students and faculty will host Northeast Delta Dental Chief Executive Officer Tom Raffio for a community event. Continuing the 2014 President’s Speaker Series at New England College, Tom will speak on the topic of: Leadership – Critical Factors for Sustained Success. The public is invited to attend.

Tom was born and raised in Weston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1978 and earned his Masters at Babson College in 1988. Working for Delta Dental Plan of Massachusetts to start up operations, he worked his way up to Senior Vice President after ten years’ service. In 1995, Tom moved to New Hampshire to become President & CEO of Northeast Delta Dental.

Northeast Delta Dental, which administers the dental benefits of more than 770,000 people in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, is a values-driven company that successfully balances profitability and community involvement, with colleagues working together to create a corporate environment built upon high trust and mutual respect.

Northeast Delta Dental has been recognized regionally and nationally for its human resource management, corporate social responsibility, and management practices. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Great Place to Work® Institute ranked Northeast Delta Dental among the 25 Best Small Companies to Work for in America for five consecutive years.

Tom received a Doctor of Humane Letters from New England College in 2010 and was named the Business Leader of the Decade by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. In 1995 Tom and his team established the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation to improve access to, and the quality of, oral healthcare and education for residents and the dental communities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. He has served on more than 20 not-for-profit boards and advisory councils. Tom is also co-author of There Are No Do-Overs: The Big Red Factors for Sustaining a Business Long Term. The book is written by Tom Raffio, Barbara McLaughlin, and Dave Cowens.

“Tom is one of New Hampshire’s most involved, inspirational and forward-thinking leaders,” said New England College President Michele Perkins. “We’re very excited to have Tom share his insights with students, faculty, staff, and friends as our next President’s Speaker Series guest.”

The event will be held in the Simon Center Great Room at 6:00 p.m., 98 Bridge Street in Henniker, New Hampshire. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Media are welcome to this event.