Delta Dental Plans Association and DeltaUSA elect new national board officers

Nation's largest dental benefits provider names new officers to its board of directors

OAK BROOK, Illinois - January 11, 2017 - The Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) Board of Directors has appointed three new officers. President and CEO of Delta Dental of Washington, Mr. Jim Dwyer, was elected chair, and Mr. Rodney A. Young, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Minnesota, was elected vice chair. Elected as secretary/treasurer was Mr. Allan Allford, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona.

"Our Board leadership is instrumental to ensuring reliable access to oral health care for more than 73 million Delta Dental consumers-children, families and individuals," said Steven R. Olson, president and CEO of DDPA. "I look forward to working with our new Board leadership to continue bringing our mission and Brand to life in communities across the nation."

Also making three new appointments to its Board of Directors was the separately incorporated affiliate of DDPA, DeltaUSA, which enables Delta Dental to centrally administer national or multi-state dental benefits programs. Mr. Allan Allford, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona, has been named chair, and Mr. Dennis Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey, has been named vice chair. Ms. Belinda Martinez, president of Delta Dental Insurance Company, has been elected secretary/treasurer.

Both the DDPA and DeltaUSA Board of Directors made the appointments at their October meetings and the officers' terms became effective January 1, 2017.