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Blue Ocean Strategy

Season 1 Episode 4 J. Jude Thompson

Blue Ocean Strategy

Season 1 Episode 4 J. Jude Thompson

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About J. Jude Thompson

Jude Thompson is President and CEO of Delta Dental of Kentucky, Inc., and CEO of Game On® Mouth Guards. He serves as ex-officio on the DDKY Board of Directors. Prior to this appointment, he served on a DDKY Board of Directors for nine years. 

His past experience includes serving as President and Co-CEO of Papa John’s International, Inc. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the world’s third-largest pizza company, now with over 5,000 restaurants located in all 50 states and more than 30 countries. 

Prior to Papa John’s, Jude served as Senior Vice President of Anthem, Inc., and President of Individual Business of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s Individual Business unit in the 14 states served by Anthem, which generated more than $5 Billion in revenue in 2007. 

Jude holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky and has completed executive course work at Columbia University. 

Jude serves on Wynnchurch Capital’s Executive Board, Central Bank of Jefferson County Board of Directors, Stampede Meat Board of Directors and Team Car Care, dba Jiffy Lube, Board of Directors.


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