NU Online News Service, Feb. 18, 11:57 a.m. – The Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, Pearl River, N.Y., has named John Leonard chair of its Global Standards Committee.

Leonard is president of Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Portland, Maine, a company that insures about 70% of the businesses buying workers’ compensation coverage in Maine.

ACORD develops technical standards for the insurance industry. Its Global Standards Committee oversees its life and annuity steering committee as well as its reinsurance and property-casualty steering committees.