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    Jon Carlisle Joins Delta Dental of Massachusetts as Director of Communications

    Delta Dental of Massachusetts, the leading dental benefits company in the state, announced that Jon Carlisle has joined the company as Director of Communications. Carlisle will work with the public affairs, marketing and sales teams to develop and implement strategies to highlight the innovative ways that Delta Dental of Massachusetts is keeping our members’ mouths healthy and the importance of prevention and access to oral health care in Massachusetts.

    “Jon’s experience as a strategic thinker and effective communicator makes him a valuable member of our team as we work to advance our mission to improve the oral health of all,” said Dennis Leonard, President of Delta Dental of Massachusetts. “Dental disease is the most common chronic disease in children; nearly half of American adults have periodontal disease. Jon will play a vital role in our work to equip our members and our communities with the tools they need to combat dental disease through prevention.”
    Prior to joining Delta Dental of Massachusetts, Carlisle served the Massachusetts Treasurer’s Office as the agency’s primary spokesperson and head of media relations. Before that, he was a key member of Rasky Baerlein’s Strategic Communications financial services, real estate and retail practice group. Carlisle also led Communications teams for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation. Early in his career, he was Communications Director in Maine for the Dole-Kemp presidential campaign, Assistant Communications Director for Robert Monks’ campaign for the U.S. Senate in Maine, and Assistant Press Secretary for United States Senator William S. Cohen.
    Carlisle holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bates College.
    About Delta Dental of Massachusetts
    Delta Dental of Massachusetts (, the leading provider of dental benefits in the state, is a national leader in innovative programs to improve the overall health of our members, prevent oral disease, and reduce health care costs for employers, groups and individuals.  Headquartered in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Delta Dental of Massachusetts covers more than 2 million members. Delta Dental of Massachusetts is a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association ( whose member companies provide dental benefits to more than 60 million people enrolled in more than 111,000 groups across the nation.