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Delta Dental names new Virginia CEO

by Luanne Rife | Oct 11, 2017

Roanoke-based Delta Dental of Virginia announced Tuesday that a Wisconsin insurance executive will be its new president and chief executive officer.

Frank Lucia will succeed George Levicki, who is retiring after 36 years.59dcf1b86d93b.image

“We are excited to have Frank Lucia as our next president and CEO,” Lyn Brooks, board chairman said in a news release. “His leadership experience, health and dental plan expertise and business acumen make him a good fit to lead Delta Dental of Virginia into the future.”

Levicki will work with Lucia to ensure a smooth transition and will be available as an adviser to the company.

“The entire board thanks George for his leadership of Delta Dental of Virginia for more than three decades,” Brooks said. “He has transformed a fledgling dental insurance company that started in his predecessor’s garage and created a dynamic, multi-faceted organization that is well poised for the future. We have grown from 58,000 subscribers in 1991 to over a million today.”

Lucia, who was president and chief executive officer of Dean Health Plan in Madison, Wisconsin, will begin his new position Nov. 13.

He has also worked for Price Waterhouse, WR Grace Inc. and CIGNA Corp. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Binghamton University and a master’s degree of business administration from the University of Miami.