Rodney Young

President/CEO
Delta Dental of Minnesota

Rodney Young’s stint as CEO of Delta Dental of Minnesota, which recorded 2015 revenue of $1.2 billion, has earned him a significant honor—last year he was elected secretary/treasurer of the national Delta Dental Plans Association, the largest dental benefits provider in the country. Maybe that’s not so surprising, considering he’s closely associated with the cause of improved corporate governance and the movement to make boardrooms more responsive to shareholders. Young was named a governance fellow in 2015 by the National Association of Corporate Directors, an honor described as the “gold standard” of director credentials.