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Meet the Executive Team

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Robert P. Mulligan—President and CEO

Robert P. Mulligan, named President and CEO of Renaissance in February 2011, has an extensive background in building and growing dental plans. Previously, he was regional vice president of dental market solutions for United Healthcare Specialty Benefits, where he held several senior-level positions.

He has also worked for Guardian Life Insurance Company of America as its senior sales executive of large account dental sales and co-founded Optimum Health Inc., an alternative health care network and employee benefits company in Chicago.  Additionally, he has held market and network development positions for First Commonwealth, Inc. Robert is a graduate of the State University of New York and has done postgraduate finance and accounting work at the University of Chicago.
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Jeff Kolesar—Chief Operating Officer

Jeff continues to support Renaissance as the Chief Operating Officer, bringing with him nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance and employee benefits industry. His responsibilities include overseeing the national group sales and account management teams as well as developing sales and marketing plans to achieve new business objectives.

Previously spending more than 12 years with Guardian Life Insurance, Jeff’s extensive experience includes strategic product development, growth and planning for numerous dental and vision products on a national scale.

Phyllis Tucker—Vice President, Operations Administration

Starting as Operations Director in 2016, Phyllis brings with her 20 years experience in the insurance and employee benefits industry, where she held a variety of roles in sales, operations, marketing, product development and project management. Previously, she spent 5 years at One America as Vice President of Marketing and Product Development and 10 years with Guardian Life Insurance in various leadership, sales operationsa nd operation roles.

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Tom Dimmer—Vice President, Business Development, Individual Markets & Exchanges

As one of the most successful sales executives working in the dental benefits industry, Tom oversees Renaissance's national individual sales division and new business development efforts. As an accomplished sales leader with more than 30 years of ancillary insurance experience, Tom thrives at building meaningful partnerships with the nation’s largest private healthcare exchange platforms to market individual dental product solutions.

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Terry Walsh—Director, National Sales and Market Development

Terry Walsh is an insurance industry veteran that joined Renaissance as National Director of Sales and Market Development. He is responsible for exploring growth opportunities for Renaissance's group insurance sales in new markets. Terry brings more than 30 years of insurance experience to Renaissance, previously with Guardian, where he was one of four regional vice presidents for 15 years.
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Tom McInteer—Chief Actuary

Tom joined Renaissance in January, 2016 as Chief Actuary, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience within the U.S. group insurance industry. Tom, a graduate of Wake Forest University, earned Fellowship to the Society of Actuaries in 1983. Prior to Renaissance, Tom spent 24 years with Guardian, fulfilling several roles and ultimately becoming responsible for overall pricing of the entire group product portfolio. In addition, he managed all facets of their multiple dental networks. At Renaissance, Tom is responsible for building an actuarial infrastructure that supports and enables Renaissance growth.

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Carol Egan—Vice President, Product Development

Carol has a vast amount of experience in conducting market research and managing product development. She served in multiple roles at Trustmark Insurance heading Business Development and Corporate Marketing. Before coming to Renaissance, Carol was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product at Life & Specialty Ventures, a life insurance subsidiary of six independent Blue Cross Blue Shield companies. Carol is a graduate of Bradley University with a degree in Mathematics.


Chris Adams—Director of Marketing, Communications and Philanthropy

Chris is responsible for ensuring effective marketing communications for both group and individual sales divisions as well as overseeing the philanthropic initiatives of the Renaissance Family Foundation.  As a marketing communications expert, Chris excels at finding creative solutions to business challenges.

Chris has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Michigan State University and is experienced with a variety of industries for both B2B and B2C channels. He has worked in the insurance industry for the past 13 years and previously was employed as a Senior Account Executive at Campbell-Ewald Advertising Agency.




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