On Thursday, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) announced the election of its new slate of officers for 2011. The new officers are: Susan E. Voss, president, Iowa insurance commissioner; Kevin M. McCarthy, president-elect, Florida insurance commissioner; Kim Holland, vice president, Oklahoma insurance commissioner; and James J. Donelon, secretary-treasurer, Louisiana insurance commissioner.
Voss has served as commissioner for Iowa since 2005; prior to her appointment, she served as Iowa’s first deputy commissioner. In the past she has held the posts of assistant attorney general for the Iowa Department of Transportation, legal counsel to the state ombudsman, counsel to the Iowa Legislature in the area of taxation and economic development, and tax policy attorney for the Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance.
McCarthy, Florida’s first appointed insurance commissioner, was named to the post in 2003. Responsible for Florida’s insurance market, he has been in public service since 1988, becoming an expert in workers' compensation issues with the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security.
Holland was the first woman to be elected Oklahoma commissioner in 2006. She is a former board member of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Oklahoma State Employees Benefits Council. Holland is the recipient of the statewide 2007 Public Service Champion of Health, which recognizes her contributions to reducing uninsured in Oklahoma
Donelon assumed the post of Louisiana commissioner in 2006 and has twice been reelected. He is a retired State Judge Advocate for the Louisiana Army National Guard, and has also served within the department of insurance as chief deputy commissioner and executive. He is also a former parish council chairman, and when he served as a state representative, he chaired the committee on insurance.