This year’s Distinguished Service Award winner is Dale Jenkins, CEO of Medical Mutual Insurance Company; chair, Board of Directors, Rex Healthcare; and vice-chair, Board of Directors, UNC Health Care.
A native of Shelby, Mr. Jenkins is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1978. He then spent sixteen years at Ernst and Young, rising to the rank of partner in less than 10 years.
Following his time at Ernst and Young, Mr. Jenkins joined The Medical Mutual Group, spending one year as Chief Operating Officer before assuming his current role as the firm’s CEO. Under his leadership, the firm has grown immensely and is now one of the top 20 writers of professional liability insurance in the country.
This role puts Mr. Jenkins in constant contact with physicians, and he aims to bring their perspective to the boards of both Rex and UNC Health Care. In 2014, he told the Triangle Business Journal that this perspective has been welcomed by both boards. “I think we quickly realized that we’re not very effective unless we’re on board with the docs, and the docs are on board with us,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins was a steadying force as Rex became a part of the UNC Health Care network, and he has been a wonderful addition to the UNC Health Care Board of Directors.
In 2014, Jenkins was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal with the Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award. Commenting on Rex joining the UNC Health Care system, Jenkins said: “In great business combinations you can make two plus two equal six.”
He is an active business and community leader across the Triangle and state of North Carolina, serving on many boards and commissions.
In recognition of his great leadership and vision, we are proud to award this year’s Distinguished Service Award to A. Dale Jenkins.