Tom Raffio is President & CEO of Northeast Delta Dental, which administers the dental benefits for nearly 800,000 people in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Well known for its customer service, Northeast Delta Dental has been recognized regionally and nationally for its human resource management, corporate social responsibility, and management practices. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Great Place to Work® Institute ranked Northeast Delta Dental among the 25 Best Small Companies to Work for in America for five consecutive years.
A graduate of the Leadership New Hampshire class of 1997, Tom is a graduate of Harvard University, earned an MBA from Babson College, and is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute.
Tom has been recognized by a variety of organizations for the leadership he provides to his company and to the numerous community nonprofit boards and advisory committees on which he serves. For example, in 2011, Tom was awarded a Doctor of Science, honoris causa from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for his distinguished leadership in New Hampshire’s health care system. In 2010, Tom was named the Business Leader of the Decade by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and he received a Doctor of Humane Letters from New England College and an Honorary Associate’s Degree in Science from NHTI, Concord’s Community College; he was honored as Distinguished Citizen of the Year by Daniel Webster Council, BSA; and he was awarded an Early Learning Champion award for the third consecutive year from Early Learning NH. In 2009, Tom was selected by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce as its Outstanding Citizen of the Year, he was recognized with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award by The Rotary Club of Bow, he was selected as a Champion for Children by the NH School Administrators Association, and he received the Mary Stuart Gile Award from the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families.