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The American Dental Association Announces Promotion of Robert Quashie to Senior Vice President, Operations

January 28, 2020
by American Dental Association


The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today that Robert Quashie has been promoted to senior vice president of operations. In his new role, Quashie will manage the team that’s responsible for advancing the growth, sustainability and capacity of the ADA’s new strategic plan. He most recently served as vice president, business operations and strategy.

“I’m inspired by the ADA’s new strategic plan and believe it will help our members succeed and advance the oral and overall health of the public,” Quashie said. “I’m thrilled to be diving into this new role.”

In his new position as part of the ADA’s senior executive team, Quashie will have direct oversight of the ADA’s member and client services division and its technology division. The member and client services division aims to support member growth while the technology division focuses on enhancing the ADA’s association management systems for supporting the organization’s strategies, as well as those of state and local dental societies.

“Robert has consistently delivered results since he arrived at the ADA and I know he will be a huge part of the success of our new strategic plan,” said Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, D.M.D., M.P.H., ADA executive director. “I can’t wait to see what he does in his new role.”

A proud graduate of Grinnell College, Quashie studied business strategy and management at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Kellogg School of Business and has more than 20 years of experience in program management, marketing and business development.

The ADA was recently named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune. Read more in ADA News.


About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing 163,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website MouthHealthy.org


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