Jones elected to Greater Phoenix Leadership

Michael Jones is president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Arizona.

(Delta Dental of Arizona/Submitted)

Delta Dental of Arizona’s president and chief executive officer, Michael Jones, was elected to Greater Phoenix Leadership, a CEO business roundtable.

Jones joins fellow newly elected members Viavi Solutions President and Chief Executive Officer Oleg Khaykin, Meritage Homes Chief Executive Officer Phillippe Lord and Willmeng Construction Chief Executive Officer James Murphy.

“Greater Phoenix Leadership’s mission is to improve Arizona by bringing together talent, resources and leadership to create action on priority issues,” Jones said.

“Delta Dental of Arizona is similarly focused on bringing together talent, resources and leadership to create action to improve oral health and access to oral health care across Arizona. I look forward to being an active member of GPL to help create actions that affect positive change on a statewide level, both to benefit our members and the community at large.”

Jones is also the president of the charitable Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation, which provides funding, education and dental supplies to those in need across the state.

To date, Glendale-based Delta Dental of Arizona has given more than $15 million toward these efforts through its foundation.

Jones works closely with the corporate and foundation boards of directors and the executive leadership team to create and leverage partnerships that strengthen Delta Dental of Arizona’s ability to meet current and evolving market demands while remaining true to its mission of improving lives by promoting optimal oral health.

In addition to new members, GPL elected Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Chief Executive Officer Pam Kehaly as chair, SRP Chief Executive Officer Michael Hummel as vice chair, Snell & Wilmer Phoenix firm Chair Matthew Feeney as treasurer, and Emerging Airport Ventures Chief Executive Officer Gonzalo de la Melena as secretary.

Reelected to their third three-year terms are MAP Strategies President and Chief Executive Officer Mi-Ai Parrish, Urias Strategies President Lisa Urias, and Lewis & Roca managing partner Ken Van Winkle. Reelected to their second three-year terms are Banner Health Chief Executive Officer Peter Fine, Goodman’s Interior Structures Chief Executive Officer Adam Goodman, Sundt Construction Chief Executive Officer Mike Hoover and Valor Global Chief Executive Officer Simer Mayo.

“This is a terrific team of leaders, and we are grateful for their willingness to serve,” said Neil Giuliano, GPL president and chief executive officer.

“With significant individual and collective community engagement, they will provide thoughtful direction and strategic vision for strengthening the business advocacy voice of GPL and our role in helping guide and strengthen the future of Arizona.”