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Jude Thompson

Executive Advisor

Mr. Thompson is the CEO of Delta Dental, the oldest and largest dental plan in Kentucky. Mr. Thompson was previously President and co-CEO of Papa John’s International, Inc., the world’s third largest pizza company with more than 3,500 restaurants in all 50 states and 29 countries.   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 Central Bank & Trust Company of Jefferson County, ISCO Industries, LLC and Delta Dental of Kentucky.   In the past he has held directorships at several other organizations including 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.

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