Dennis Wagner, with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is a national and international leader in the fields of health care quality improvement, environmental protection and social marketing. He was recently selected to co-direct a new campaign initiative for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Group. He and his colleague will focus on achieving results on the campaign’s ambitious aims of a 40 percent reduction in hospital acquired conditions and a 20 percent reduction in preventable readmissions over a three year period. Previously, Wagner served as associate deputy director and acting director of the CMS Office of Clinical Standards and Quality. Wagner holds a master’s degree in public administration from Montana State University.