Delta Dental of R.I. CEO Nagle to retire

Delta Dental of R.I. CEO Nagle to retire

PROVIDENCE – Joseph Nagle, of Scituate, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Rhode Island, has announced that he will retire as of July 1, after leading the state’s largest dental insurer for 27 years.

“I am privileged to have been at the helm of Rhode Island’s leading dental benefits provider during a time of unprecedented growth, financial success and strategic diversification. During this time, Delta Dental’s membership more than tripled, annual revenues surpassed $270 million and financial reserves increased more than seven fold to $137 million. However, I am most proud of our commitment to philanthropy, having contributed more than $10 million to various charities over the last decade alone, as proof that Delta Dental is part of the fabric of our community,” Nagle said.

John Ruggieri, chairman of the Delta Dental of Rhode Island Board of Directors, announced that after an extensive national search conducted over the last six months, the decision had been made to stay “in-house.” Joseph Perroni, chief sales officer of Delta Dental of Rhode Island with more than 25 years of experience with the company, has been selected by the Board of Directors to succeed Nagle.