FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
URIAS TO LEAD INTERNATIONAL TEAM
NAIC Hires International Insurance Regulatory
Affairs Managing Director
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 21, 2015) - The National Association of Insurance
Commissioners (NAIC) today announced it has hired Christina Urias to the
newly created position of International Insurance Regulatory Affairs
Managing Director. This position reports directly to the CEO and has responsibility
for NAIC international staff in Washington, D.C., New York City and Kansas
As Managing Director, Urias will oversee the International Insurance
Regulatory Affairs Division, providing policy guidance and technical
expertise to NAIC members and staff on global regulatory developments. She
will play a lead role in advising on priority activities, developing and
maintaining relationships with international regulators, government
officials and standard-setting bodies around the world. She will also
coordinate international efforts with federal and state officials, the
insurance industry and other key stakeholders.
"Christina brings to the position an extensive network within the
international insurance community," said Senator Ben Nelson, NAIC CEO. "She
has a proven ability to represent U.S. policy interests abroad through the
promotion of strategic diplomatic relationships. Her advice will serve our
members exceptionally well."
Urias brings to the position practical experience from her service as
the Director of the Arizona Insurance Department from 2003 to 2012. While
Director, she chaired the NAIC's Solvency Modernization Initiative Task
Force, served on the NAIC's Executive Committee and was elected Chair of
the NAIC's Western Zone. Prior to that, she practiced insurance law with
the firm DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.
She received her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Arizona.