NAIC Promotes Officers, Elects New Secretary-Treasurer
Special interim election held to fill officer vacancies

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2016) —During a Plenary meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on Feb. 7, members elected Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel to fill the vacant President-Elect position.

The office was vacated when Sharon P. Clark resigned as Kentucky Insurance Commissioner on Jan. 11. Subsequently, Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak was elected NAIC Vice President, the position previously held by Nickel. Members then elected Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric A. Cioppa to the position of Secretary-Treasurer, previously held by McPeak. Missouri Insurance Director John M. Huff currently serves as the NAIC’s President.

"We are fortunate to have so many members who are willing to step up and serve our dynamic state regulatory system," said Huff. "One of the greatest strengths of our association is our ability to quickly adapt to challenges and changes. I'm pleased to welcome a new member to the leadership team and am grateful for the commitment demonstrated by colleagues to fill these important roles."

The NAIC also recently named NAIC Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer Andy J. Beal as Acting CEO. The former CEO, Senator Ben Nelson, left office at the end of January.

About the NAIC

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer review, and coordinate their regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally. NAIC members, together with the central resources of the NAIC, form the national system of state-based insurance regulation in the U.S. For more information, visit

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