I invested a good part of Wednesday, June 10th at the NH State Board of Education meeting. I’m often asked why do you as a CEO spend so much time participating on community, education and not for profit boards and the answer is multi-dimensional. I can often add expertise on such things as Governance, fund-raising and Baldrige Quality which may enhance the board’s success and outcomes. I also learn from board member colleagues and about a whole bunch of topics outside on the insurance industry; self-actualizing helps me grow professionally but also helps Northeast Delta Dental, as I can bring outside ideas and best practices into the enterprise (Northeast Delta Dental) for which I’m CEO. It’s a win/win, for the community and Northeast Delta Dental.