Episode 45: Chris Badgley - Association of Dental Support Organizations

Do you know what a a dental support organization is? Neither did I. But a friend suggested I interview Chris Badgley, who runs the the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO), so I had to study up!

But I decided just to learn in the interview - just do it cold. Sometimes that works out better, sometimes it doesn’t. This time it did. If it didn’t, I wouldn’t be mentioning it.

Chris is one of those people who fell into, or at least didn’t start his career, on the political track. He didn’t work on campaigns. He didn’t work on the Hill.


He was doing his job and there was a need for government relations help, so he was tasked with doing it. And man, he did it well. Look where it's taken him! 

He has had several senior jobs in government relations. Chris worked for several big pharmaceuticals prior to his current position; Wyeth and Daiichi Sankyo to name a few. 

He was great to hear from. Chris had great insights on his career and the business in Washington.