NAIC Elects 2017 Officers
Elections included zone officers

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2016) — Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today elected 2017 officers:

President: Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel

President-Elect: Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak

Vice President: Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric A. Cioppa

Secretary-Treasurer: Texas Insurance Commissioner David Mattax

The newly elected officers will assume their duties on Jan. 1, 2017.

Ted Nickel was appointed by Governor Scott Walker as Commissioner of Insurance for the state of Wisconsin on Jan. 3, 2011.

Julie Mix McPeak was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to lead the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance on Jan. 12, 2011.

Eric A. Cioppa was confirmed as Superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance in September 2011.

David Mattax was appointed as Insurance Commissioner by Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed on Jan. 21, 2015.

2017 Zone Officers Elected

NAIC members also elected 2017 zone officers during the Fall National Meeting.

Northeastern Zone

  • Al Redmer, Jr. - Chair, Maryland
  • Katharine L. Wade – Vice Chair, Connecticut
  • Roger A. Sevigny – Secretary, New Hampshire

Southeastern Zone

  • Jim L. Ridling - Chair, Alabama
  • Mike Chaney – Vice Chair, Mississippi
  • Raymond G. Farmer – Secretary, South Carolina

Midwestern Zone

  • Ken Selzer, Chair, Kansas
  • John D. Doak – Vice Chair, Oklahoma
  • Stephen W. Robertson – Secretary, Indiana

Western Zone

  • Dave Jones - Chair, California
  • Laura N. Cali - Vice Chair, Oregon
  • Dean L. Cameron – Secretary, Idaho
About the NAIC

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