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The American Dental Association Announces Promotion of Jim Goodman to Senior Vice President, Business & Conferences

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CHICAGO, February 21, 2018 — The American Dental Association (ADA) announced today that Jim Goodman has been promoted to the position of senior vice president, business and conferences. Goodman will work closely with other ADA divisions and oversee the direction and leadership of ADA-wide revenue strategy. He most recently served as vice president, conferences and continuing education.

“Working for the ADA since 2009 has been extremely rewarding,” Goodman said. “I am excited and humbled to have this opportunity to expand my role within this great association.”

“I’m pleased to congratulate Jim on his new role,” said Kathleen T. O’Loughlin, D.M.D., M.P.H., ADA executive director. “His leadership of the division of conferences and continuing education has demonstrated his ability to move the ADA forward. I look forward to seeing him excel in his new position.”

Goodman previously worked at the American Optometric Association in St. Louis as director of the meetings center. Prior to the AOA, he served as an account executive for Experient, Inc., formerly Conferon. Goodman earned his bachelor’s degree in restaurant, hotel, institutional and tourism management from Purdue University.

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About the American Dental Association

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation’s largest dental association, representing more than 161,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public’s health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA’s state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA’s flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website

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