Delta Dental of Illinois has picked Bernard Glossy, the former chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Arizona, to be its president and chief executive officer.

Glossy succeeds Tom Colgan who has been interim president and chief executive since July 2009, according to Illinois Delta, Lisle, Ill.

Illinois Delta, one of 39 independent members of the Delta Dental Plans Association, Oak Brook, Ill., provides dental coverage for 1.6 million Illinois enrollees in 4,400 groups.

In addition to serving as head of Arizona Delta, Glossy has been chairman of DeltaUSA, a Delta Dental association that helps association members provide national dental coverage arrangements.

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