Summary: Michele Reeder has been appointed as the senior vice president of affiliate services at the American Dental Association (ADA). Reeder brings a background in leadership and consulting to the role, with a focus on enhancing organizational relations and advancing oral health. She aims to strengthen partnerships and improve member engagement.

Key Takeaways:

  • Michele Reeder has been named senior vice president of affiliate services at the ADA.
  • She has a strong background in organizational leadership and has previously worked with the ADA as a consultant.

The American Dental Association (ADA) announced that Michele Reeder has been named senior vice president, affiliate services. In this role, Reeder will lead the affiliate organization relations, dental school partnerships, and service to state and local dental societies.

Leadership Praise

“Michele is committed to excellence and is passionate about the evolution of organized dentistry and its role in advancing oral health,” said Raymond Cohlmia, DDS, executive director of the ADA. “The Association’s business outcomes are driven by the satisfaction of our members and everyone who finds value in what the ADA provides. As senior vice president of affiliate services, she will be instrumental in enhancing this principle to serve our professional community.”

Experience and Track Record

Reeder founded the Fifth Floor Group, LLC, and has provided consulting services to the ADA since Sept 2023. In her former role as the executive director for the Nevada Dental Association, Reeder led all operations and fostered a culture of diversity, according to the ADA.

At SBI Association Management, she is credited with increasing client satisfaction, retention and overall profitability. Reeder also served as the executive director for the American Academy of Oral Medicine/American Board of Oral Medicine Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and the director of corporate outreach at the Center for Excellence in Higher Education.

She spent two decades as chief executive officer of Thermal Material Systems/Fireblankets, Inc. Reeder graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stevens-Henager College.