Michele Reeder named Senior Vice President, Affiliate Services


CHICAGO, April 24, 2024 — The American Dental Association (ADA) is pleased to announce that Ms. Michele Reeder has been named Senior Vice President, Affiliate Services. In this role, Reeder will lead the affiliate organization relations, dental school partnerships and service to state and local dental societies.

“Michele is committed to excellence and is passionate about the evolution of organized dentistry and its role in advancing oral health,” said Raymond Cohlmia, D.D.S., Executive Director of the ADA. “The Association’s business outcomes are driven by the satisfaction of our members and everyone who finds value in what the ADA provides. As Senior Vice President of Affiliate Services, she will be instrumental in enhancing this principle to serve our professional community.”

Reeder founded the Fifth Floor Group, LLC, and has provided consulting services to the ADA since September 2023.

“For the past many months, I have witnessed and admired the ADA’s commitment to growth in service of organized dentistry and public oral health,” said Reeder. “I look forward to further supporting the Association’s mission by strengthening partnerships and fostering opportunities for greater member engagement.”

In her former role as the Executive Director for the Nevada Dental Association, Reeder led all operations and fostered a culture of diversity. At SBI Association Management, she increased client satisfaction, retention and overall profitability. Reeder also served as the Executive Director for the American Academy of Oral Medicine/American Board of Oral Medicine Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and the Director of Corporate Outreach at the Center for Excellence in Higher Education. She spent two decades as CEO of Thermal Material Systems/Fireblankets, Inc.

Reeder graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Stevens-Henager College.

About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 159,000 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 Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), published monthly, is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit ADA.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website MouthHealthy.org.