Jude Thompson, named Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of Kentucky, has a broad background in the healthcare benefits industry. Prior to joining Delta Dental of Kentucky, Mr. Thompson served as President and Partner of Agency One Individual Services at AgentLink.
Mr. Thompson was previously President and Co-CEO of Papa John’s International, Inc., the world’s third largest pizza company. Additionally, Mr. Thompson held several leadership roles at WellPoint, Inc. and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, including President, Individual Business of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In this position, Mr. Thompson was responsible for all aspects of the company’s Individual Business unit in the 14 states served by WellPoint, which generated more than $5 billion in revenue. Mr. Thompson holds a B.A. degree from the University of Kentucky and has completed executive course work at Columbia University.
Mr. Thompson is a board member of Stampede Meat, The Rawlings Group, Wynnchurch Capital, Central Bank and The Oliver Group and Delta Dental of Kentucky. In the past he has held directorships at several other organizations including Arison Insurance Services, Inc., Lindsey Wilson College, Health Enterprise Network, Boy Scouts of America, Greater Louisville, Inc., Louisville Community Initiative, Community Foundation of Louisville, and Greater Louisville Sports Commission.
Thompson holds a BA degree from the University of Kentucky, and has completed executive coursework at Columbia University.