Delta Dental of Tennessee names new COO

Nashville-based Delta Dental of Tennessee appointed Melissa Huschke as COO, according to a Jan. 26 news release.

Ms. Huschke has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, with 24 of those years in dental benefit administration, the release said. She joined Delta Dental of Tennessee in 1996 as a customer service manager and was promoted to vice president of client relations and workforce analysis in 2003. In 2007, she was named vice president of operations.

"This new role for Melissa is a natural progression given her experience and tenure with the company," Phil Wenk, DDS, CEO and president of Delta Dental of Tennessee, said in the release. "Her knowledge of our business and our industry is unparalleled, and that positions us well for greater success."

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