April 29, 2022
DDKS Chief People Officer Receives Award for Human Resources Executive of the Year
Delta Dental of Kansas’ Chief People and Strategy Officer & General Counsel, Jennifer Bauer, received a national award for Human Resources Executive of the Year. Jennifer has been integral to the success of Delta Dental of Kansas as a member of the executive management team. Her goal as Chief People and Strategy Officer is to create an inclusive atmosphere where everyone may flourish and reach their full potential.
“Jennifer has proven to be an invaluable and inspiring leader at our company who has had a direct impact on our employee net promoter score being double the national average,” said Dean Newton, President & CEO of Delta Dental of Kansas. “Jennifer goes above and beyond to ensure our company is an empowering place of work for all”
Jennifer puts our employees first every single day—their needs drive the company’s innovative solutions in culture and employee engagement. The company has implemented a process for weekly employee feedback and surveys on all aspects of the company, business model and strategy. The company focuses on regular opportunities to celebrate and reward success, including implementing a peer-to-peer recognition program. Jennifer helped enhance our health and wellness program leading to recognition as the No. 1 Healthiest Employer in our size category. And the company has been named both nationally and locally as a Best Place to Work during her time as Chief People and Strategy officer & General Counsel.
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program and recognize high-achieving companies and executives around the world. More than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s winners.
About Delta Dental of Kansas
Delta Dental of Kansas' mission is to expand healthcare access for everyone by offering affordable, consumer-focused benefits, reduced healthcare costs and exceptional service to employers and individuals. Our focus has led to an industry-leading 98%+ satisfaction rating among consumers, employers and brokers as measured by an independent third party.
The foundation of our success is our incredible employees who work hard every day to provide exceptional service to our stakeholders. We strive to provide a positive company culture through employee empowerment, transparent communication, encouraged collaboration, a focus on overall wellbeing, and connection opportunities. We have been recognized nationally and locally as a Best Places to Work, as National Company of the Year for insurance, as a No. 1 Healthiest Employer and Innovative Company of the Year.