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Heartland Dental Welcomes Stacy DeWalt as New Chief Marketing Officer

Nation’s largest dental support organization well positioned for continued growth in 2021 and beyond

EFFINGHAM, Ill. – Heartland Dental has announced the hiring of Stacy DeWalt as the organization’s Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. DeWalt joins the company’s senior leadership team under the direction of Patrick Bauer, President and CEO.

As Chief Marketing Officer, DeWalt is responsible for revenue growth by leveraging marketing and business strategy to optimize internal processes and help propel the dental support organization (DSO) into its next phase of growth.

“Stacy has a diverse functional and operational background including marketing, digital transformation, product development, and P&L. With her proven ability to ensure short-term revenue impact, combined with her team-centric management style, Stacy is an outstanding cultural fit for the Heartland Dental family,” said Bauer. “We look forward to her leadership in elevating our Patient Marketing and Enterprise Marketing & Communications teams as we fulfill our mission to support doctors and their teams.”

“I’m honored to join Heartland Dental during this exciting time of expansive growth,” said DeWalt. “The company’s rich culture was of particular value in choosing my next career path, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing leadership team.”

DeWalt brings to her new role more than 20 years of leadership experience spanning public and private equity environments in financial services, gaming, education, and technology services for brands including One Main Financial, Quicken Loans, Isle of Capris Casinos, and Learning Care Group. She operates with a sense of urgency and passion for change combined with a highly analytic approach, which delivers impactful growth solutions with a commitment to culture and inclusion. DeWalt received her Master’s in Communications from the University of Hartford. She is married and has three children and plans to relocate from Detroit, MI to St. Louis, MO to be near the company’s St. Louis support office and its headquarters in Effingham, IL.


Media Contact:
Christy Hakman, Company Communications
(217) 821-5287 or chakman@heartland.com

About Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental is the nation’s largest dental support organization providing non-clinical, administrative support services. What started from the entrepreneurial spirit of Rick Workman, DMD, with his single dental practice, has evolved into supporting over 1,800 dentists in more than 1,150 dental offices across 38 states. The company is majority owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. For additional information, please visit heartland.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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