Delta Dental of Arkansas announced it has promoted Jennifer Morales to vice president of human resources.
In her new role, Morales will set and enforce all legally compliant policies, procedures and best practices related to the recruiting, training and professional growth development of the company's 220 employees. She will report directly to President and CEO Kristin Merlo.
"Ever since Jennifer joined Delta Dental, she has impressed the Senior Leadership Team and me with her superb leadership skills," Merlo said in a news release. "She actively promotes our unique company culture by focusing on our customers in all her business decisions. Jennifer will be an incredible Human Resources leader and a strong advocate for our current and future employees."
Morales joined Delta Dental in late 2019 as the Director of Delta Dental Smiles, the company division administering state Medicaid dental benefits. Before then, she was business operations manager for the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Morales holds a bachelor's in chemistry from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and a master's in public health UAMS.