Delta Dental of Illinois Announces CEO Retirement

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (June 26, 2018) – Bernard Glossy, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois, plans to retire at the end of 2018 after eight years leading Delta Dental of Illinois and more than 30 years in the healthcare sector. Glossy is also president and CEO of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and Delta Dental of Illinois’ two subsidiary companies, and will retire from those positions as well.

 “Under Bernie’s leadership, Delta Dental of Illinois has more than doubled its annual premium revenue, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has made significant strides in improving oral health in Illinois, and Delta Dental of Illinois’ subsidiaries have expanded nationwide and are well positioned for future growth,” said Delta Dental of Illinois Board Chairman Dr. Frank Maggio. “Bernie has demonstrated remarkable leadership and has developed a team of leaders that will ensure continued success. The impact he made on the organization and its enterprise of companies is invaluable.”

Delta Dental of Illinois’ board of directors, along with a professional executive search firm, is handling the search for a replacement. The timeframe allows for a thoughtful process to find a suitable replacement and offers a seamless transition period.

“I’m extremely proud of what our team has accomplished at Delta Dental of Illinois,” said Glossy. “We’ve achieved significant growth, furthered our Foundation’s mission to improve oral health and continued to provide exceptional service while remaining focused on our values and sustaining our culture, which remains the foundation of all we do. Our organization and our talented associates will continue to build on our successes and remain focused on our corporate initiatives.”

Prior to joining Delta Dental of Illinois in July 2010, Glossy was president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona for eight years. Glossy, a fellow in the College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), has a distinguished career in the healthcare industry that spans over 30 years.

About Delta Dental of Illinois
Delta Dental is the national dental benefits leader covering 1 in 3 Americans who have dental insurance. Delta Dental of Illinois is one of 39 member companies that make up the national Delta Dental system. Based in Illinois, Delta Dental of Illinois offers dental benefit programs to both individuals and groups in Illinois, providing dental benefit programs to more than 6,000 companies and covering 2 million individuals, employees and family members nationwide. Delta Dental of Illinois is committed to improving oral health in our community and furthers this commitment through the work of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation.