Delta Dental Names Barry Petruzzi New VP of Underwriting & Actuarial Services

Delta Dental of New Jersey (DDNJ) and Delta Dental of Connecticut (DDCT) are pleased to announce Barry Petruzzi has been named Vice President of Underwriting and Actuarial Services.

Barry joins DDNJ and DDCT from Prudential Financial, where he was vice president and chief actuary of its Actuarial Centers of Excellence. In his new role, he will be responsible for all underwriting and actuarial services, as well as directing the rating of new and existing group contracts and individual policies.

“Barry’s extensive experience in the underwriting and actuarial space, combined with his strong leadership and collaborative skills, strengthens our team and organization,” said James Suleski, Senior Vice President and CFO of Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut. “He will provide the necessary leadership and support of our overall corporate strategic objectives.”

About Barry Petruzzi

Barry Petruzzi, FSA, MAAA brings 25 years of experience in the Group Life/Disability marketplace to Delta Dental of New Jersey and Delta Dental of Connecticut, having held senior leadership positions in underwriting and actuarial services at Prudential Financial, The Hartford, and Guardian Life Insurance Company of America over the course of his career.

Barry is active within the actuarial industry and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and a frequent speaker at meetings hosted by the Society of Actuaries and Group Underwriters Association of America (GUAA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Penn State University.

About Delta Dental

Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.7 million people through contracts with groups in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs. For more information, visit

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