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Rick Perry to rejoin dental insurance company as chief strategy officer

Rick Perry to rejoin dental insurance company as chief strategy officer
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Former Energy Secretary Rick PerryRick PerryThe Memo: Texas could deliver political earthquake The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, Biden blitz battleground states Texas Republicans sound post-2020 alarm bells MORE will rejoin a dental insurance company as the vice chairman of its board and as its chief strategy officer. 

MCNA Dental announced Monday that Perry, who previously served on its board of directors, would return to the company.

Perry will "play a leading role" in MCNA Dental's government relations, a statement from the company said. He will additionally "provide strategic vision" for company's expansion of its national platform and give insights on health care reform. 

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"I am excited to rejoin the MCNA team and help to further its mission of providing high quality oral health care for the children of America," Perry said in the statement. 

The company's website says it offers public services for people on Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare, as well as private plans. 

Perry left the Trump administration last year. President Trump announced Perry's departure from his post as Energy secretary in October amid scrutiny over dealings with Ukraine.

Prior to joining the Trump administration, Perry served as the governor of Texas and ran unsuccessfully for president in 2012 and 2016.

MCNA Dental CEO Jeffrey Feingold said in the Monday statement that Perry's "tremendous diplomatic expertise and his experience spearheading Medicaid reform in Texas will enhance the capabilities of our leadership team and help to introduce a new era of innovation and growth."