Finance | Insurance 2023: FRANK LUCIA
PRESIDENT AND CEO, CORVESTA AND DELTA DENTAL OF VIRGINIA, ROANOKE
Since 2017, Lucia has led Delta Dental of Virginia, one of the state’s largest dental benefits carriers, with about 350 employees and $766 million in revenue, and its holding company, Corvesta. Previously, he was president and CEO of Dean Health Plan and worked in finance for Cigna and WR Grace.
Lucia has been involved with the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. In May 2023, the foundation awarded $775,000 in grants to 12 Virginia safety-net organizations working to address dentistry needs in local communities.
A certified public accountant, he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Binghamton University and his MBA from the University of Miami.
PERSONAL MOTTO: It’s hard to make something easy and easy to make something hard.
TRAIT(S) I ADMIRE: Perseverance
ONE THING I’D CHANGE ABOUT VIRGINIA: Five-year exemption for state inspections on new vehicles