Lawless J. Barrientos VP, State Government Sales Lawless is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of DentaQuest’s state government sales efforts to ensure a coordinated, client-focused approach to sales management and strategy. He works with a team of seasoned professionals to promote the exceptional value DentaQuest brings to state plans, helping them meet their quality and compliance goals while controlling costs. Additionally, Lawless applies his knowledge of state contracting as DentaQuest’s vice president of Government Affairs. Among his significant prior positions, Lawless was a principal owner of CHL & Associates LLC, a political and lobbying firm that offered a full range of political and public relations counseling. The firm represented clients in the dental and pharmaceutical industries in 14 states. Lawless was also a senior executive with GlaxoSmithKline, the global healthcare company where he originally worked as a scientist in pharmaceutical sales. He then went on to a government affairs role with the company, working for a time in Washington D.C. A critical and strategic thinker, Lawless understands the needs and responsibilities demanded by government programs and works to deliver innovative dental benefit solutions to Medicaid and CHIP programs across the country.