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Armand Peter Leco, American health insurance company executive.


Leco, Armand Peter was born on February 6, 1927 in Providence. Son of Armand and Susie Virginia (Catanio) Leco.


Bachelor of Science, Providence College, 1947. Postgraduate, University Rhode Island, 1949. Postgraduate, Boston School Law, 1950.

Postgraduate, Purdue University, 1974.


Legal representative Prentice Hall, Inc., 1951-1953. Chemical sales representative Dubois Chemical Company, Providence, 1953-1954. Zone manager Investors Diversified Services, Inc., Providence and southeastern Massachusetts, 1954-1957.

Account executive Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Providence, 1957-1963. Director hospital relations Blue Cross, 1964, assistant executive director, 1966-1971. Vice president Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 1971-1974.

Senior executive director Delta Dental of Rhode Island, 1974-1988. Senior vice president, executive vice president Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence, 1988. Chairman, chief executive officer health maintenance organization, Rhode Island, from 1985.

Adjunct professor health care administration University Rhode Island, 1979. Clinical assistant professor Brown University Medical Program.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Rhode Island Association for Blind, 1973-1978, board directors, 1968-1983. Trustee Rhode Island Health Services Research, Inc., since 1985. Board directors Kent County Visiting Nurse Association, 1965-1972, National Accreditation Council Agencies Serving Blind and Visually Handicapped, 1977-1982, Rhode Island Radio Information Services, 1981-1983, International House, 1981-1982.

Member executive committee Health Services Council. Chairman provider relations advisory committee Blue Cross Association, member cost containment committee, 1982, task force reimbursement and audits, 1982. Chairman Rhode Island Community Program for Affordable Health Care, 1982.

Incorporator Notre Dame Hospital, 1969, Kent County Memorial Hospital, 1968, Women and Infants Hospital Rhode Island, 1974, Rhode Island Hospital, 1976, Cranston General Hospital Osteopathic, 1986. Board management Kent County Young Men’s Christian Association, 1965-1971. Member Warwick School Committee, 1962-1966, chairman, 1963-1964.

Member American Hospital Association, Hospital Association Rhode Island, New England Kidney Council Medical Care and Education Foundation, Medical Economics Council Rhode Island, American Arbitration Association (arbitrator), Providence Preservation Society, Providence Chamber of Commerce Executives Clubs: University (board governors). Turks Head.


Married Janice Louise Bostrom, September 3, 1950. Children: Andrea Gardner, Karen Clark, Darlene Jackson, Donna Mercado.

Armand Leco

Susie Virginia (Catanio) Leco

Janice Louise Bostrom

Andrea Gardner Leco

Karen Clark Leco

Darlene Jackson Leco

Donna Mercado Leco