NAIC Elects 2018 Officers
Elections included zone officers

HONOLULU (Dec. 4, 2017) — Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) elected the following officers for 2018 today during its Fall 2017 National Meeting:

President: Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak

President-Elect: Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric A. Cioppa

Vice President: South Carolina Insurance Director Raymond G. Farmer

Secretary-Treasurer: Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon I. Ito

The newly elected officers will assume their duties on Jan. 1, 2018.

Julie Mix McPeak was appointed by Gov. 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.  

Raymond G. Farmer was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as director for the South Carolina Department of Insurance on November 13, 2012.

Gordon I. Ito was reappointed by Gov. David Y. Ige to serve as commissioner of the Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs – Insurance Division on January 1, 2015.

2018 Zone Officers Elected

NAIC members also elected 2018 zone officers during the Fall National Meeting.

Northeastern Zone

  • Katharine L. Wade — Chair, Connecticut
  • Elizabeth Kelleher Dwyer — Vice Chair, Rhode Island
  • Stephen C. Taylor — Secretary-Treasurer, District of Columbia

Southeastern Zone

  • Jim L. Ridling — Chair, Alabama
  • Mike Chaney — Vice Chair, Mississippi
  • Jim Donelon — Secretary-Treasurer, Louisiana

Midwestern Zone

  • John D. Doak — Chair, Oklahoma      
  • Stephen W. Robertson — Vice Chair, Indiana
  • Larry Deiter — Secretary-Treasurer, South Dakota

Western Zone

  • Dean L. Cameron — Chair, Idaho
  • Todd E. Kiser — Vice Chair, Utah
  • Lori K. Wing-Heier — Secretary-Treasurer, Alaska
About the NAIC

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