Beth Truett joins Oral Health America as President and CEO

Sept. 11, 2008
Truett comes to the position with corporate and nonprofit leadership experience.

CHICAGO--Oral Health America's Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Beth Truett as president and chief executive officer of the national advocacy organization.

Truett comes to the position with corporate and nonprofit leadership experience, including more than 20 years as a business executive in marketing and sales. Most recently, he was the executive director of Chicago Lights, a community services organization that annually serves thousands of Chicagoans who face aging, poverty, access to education, and health care.

"We welcome Ms. Truett at an exciting time for oral health and a time of great promise for Oral Health America," said Kathy Zwieg, CDA, RDA, chairman, Oral Health America. "Our hopes for the organization are well matched in her considerable leadership abilities, professional experience, and commitment to the issues."

At Chicago Lights, Truett served as the inaugural executive director to create the organization while increasing revenue, and developing collaborative programs.

Her previous accomplishments include restructuring and expanding client solutions as a vice president and senior vice president for two of the nation's largest providers of global event and travel management, marketing communications, and enterprise consulting to corporations in the pharmaceutical, financial services, and technology sectors.

She also has developed marketing campaigns for Kraft Foods.

Truett has a B.S. in food and nutrition from Valparaiso University, a master's degree in divinity from McCormick Seminary in Chicago, and holds a certificate in fundraising management from Indiana University School of Philanthropy.

She is a member of the Association of Funding Professionals, serves as an AFP mentor, is a member of the Corporate Responsibility Group. She is one of 100 women inducted in 1997 into Leadership America, an international organization recognizing women for career and volunteer leadership.

She is a member of the Board of Directors for Voices for Illinois Children, and has served in multiple volunteer capacities for organizations in Chicago and her hometown of Oak Park, Ill.

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