FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NAIC ELECTS 2013 OFFICERS
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Dec. 2, 2012) - Members of the
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today elected its
President: Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon
President-Elect: North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam
Vice President: Montana State Auditor and Commissioner of
Securities and Insurance Monica J. Lindeen
Secretary-Treasurer: Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner
Michael F. Consedine
The newly elected officers will assume their duties on Jan. 1, 2013.
Jim Donelon was appointed Louisiana Insurance
Commissioner in February 2006 and has been elected three times 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 the Chair of the Surplus Lines Task Forc of the NAIC.
He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and Loyola School of Law.
for an audio interview with Commissioner Donelon.
Adam Hamm was appointed North Dakota Insurance
Commissioner in October 2007, elected to a four-year term in 2008 and
re-elected in November 2012. Prior to becoming commissioner, he served as a
prosecutor for the Cass County State Attorney's office. Hamm also worked as
an attorney in private practice specializing in commercial litigation,
administrative agency law and transportation law. Hamm is a graduate of Sam
Houston State University and received his Juris Doctorate degree with
distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law.
Monica J. Lindeen was elected Montana State Auditor and
Commissioner of Securities and Insurance in 2008 and re-elected in November
2012. Lindeen is Chair of the NAIC Exchanges Subgroup, Audit Committee and
serves on a number of task forces related to implementing health insurance
reform. Lindeen served in the Montana House of Representatives from
1999-2006. From 1994-1996, she was a part-time faculty member in the
Montana State University (MSU) Billings English Department and taught
simultaneously as a graduate assistant in the Department of Educational
Foundations. Lindeen earned a bachelor's degree in English/History from MSU
Michael F. Consedine was appointed Pennsylvania
Insurance Commissioner in April 2011. From 1995-1999, he served as
department counsel for the Insurance Department, where he represented the
department in litigation proceedings and on transactional filings.
Consedine is Chair of the NAIC Reinsurance Task Force, Chair of the Health
Care Reform Regulatory Alternatives Working Group and Vice Chair of the
Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC). He serves on
the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance which advises the Federal
Insurance Office on national and international insurance matters. A
graduate of James Madison University, Consedine earned his bachelor's
degree in political science and journalism, and is an honors graduate of
Widener University School of Law.