Laura Czelada, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, will retire in December after serving in the role for six years. Chief Operating Officer Goran Jurkovic has been named her successor. Jurkovic has been COO since 2016 and is responsible for business operations, administration and marketing.
During Czelada’s tenure as president and CEO, the organization grew by 2.2 million subscribers—an 83 percent increase. She also strengthened the Delta Dental Foundation, which will spend nearly $4 million in 2018 to improve oral health and enhanced corporate citizenship and employee volunteer efforts.
Czelada served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief information officer over her 25-year career at Delta Dental. She has also held posts in the corporate audit, quality assurance and accounting departments.