NAIC ELECTS NEW VICE PRESIDENT,
Special Interim Election Held to
Fill Recent Vacancies
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 10, 2010) — Members of
the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held a
special interim election during a conference call. Louisiana
Insurance Commissioner James J. Donelon was elected NAIC Vice
President and Illinois Insurance Director Michael T. McRaith was
elected NAIC Secretary-Treasurer.
Donelon and McRaith join NAIC President Susan E. Voss and NAIC
President-Elect Kevin M. McCarty, who were elected in October. The
newly elected officers will assume their duties on Jan. 1, 2011.
James J. Donelon was appointed Louisiana
Insurance Commissioner in February 2006 and has been re-elected
twice to the position. A retired State Judge Advocate for the
Louisiana Army National Guard, Donelon’s career at the Department of
Insurance includes serving as Chief Deputy Commissioner and
Executive Counsel. He is also a former Parish Council Chairman and
State Representative where he chaired the Committee on Insurance.
Donelon is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and Loyola
School of Law.
Michael T. McRaith worked 15 years in private
practice as an attorney in Chicago prior to his appointment as
Illinois Insurance Director, most recently as a partner with an
international law firm where he represented national and regional
financial institutions. He serves as President of the Board of
Directors for the Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (a
high-risk health insurance pool), and serves on the Board of
Directors for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the American
Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Chicago Chapter. McRaith received
a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in Bloomington and
received a law degree from Loyola University School of Law in