Steve Higginbotham joined Smile America Partners as Chief Executive Officer and Board member in November 2015. He is responsible for all day-to-day company operations and has a passion for implementing delivery models focused on value through patient engagement and satisfaction. Higginbotham has devoted more than 20 years to senior-level operations positions within for-profit outpatient health care settings. Before working at Smile America Partners, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Aeroscena, a clinical-research consumer products company based in the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to Aeroscena, Higginbotham served as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle Lift, after working as the company’s Chief Operating Officer for several years. Currently based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Higginbotham holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Auburn University.