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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2011) — The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has named its 2011 committee chairs and vice chairs.

"The diverse expertise of our membership is evident in this year’s committee leadership," said Susan E. Voss, NAIC President and Iowa Insurance Commissioner. "I look forward to working with our members this year on the critical issues that will shape and improve the system of state-based regulation.”

NAIC leadership met earlier this month to make assignments based on each member's preferences, as well as requirements established by the NAIC's Bylaws. Committee assignments are for one year. The 2011 NAIC committee leadership assignments are as follows:

Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee
Chair: Adam Hamm, Commissioner, North Dakota Insurance Department

Vice Chair: Thomas B. Considine, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance

Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee
Chair: Sandy Praeger, Commissioner, Kansas Insurance Department

Vice Chair: Monica J. Lindeen, Commissioner, Montana Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance

Property and Casualty Insurance (C) Committee
Chair: Mike Chaney, Commissioner, Mississippi Insurance Department

Vice Chair: Merle D. Scheiber, Director, South Dakota Division of Insurance

Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee
Chair: Jane L. Cline, Commissioner, West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner

Vice Chair: Sharon P. Clark, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Insurance

Financial Condition (E) Committee
Chair: Joseph Torti, III, Superintendent, Rhode Island Division of Insurance

Vice Chair: Mike Geeslin, Commissioner, Texas Department of Insurance

Financial Regulation Standards and Accreditation (F) Committee
Chair: Linda S. Hall, Director, Alaska Division of Insurance

Vice Chair: Julie Mix McPeak, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance

International Insurance Relations (G) Committee
Chair: Kevin M. McCarty, Commissioner, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Vice Chair: James J. Wrynn, Superintendent, New York State Insurance Department


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