The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Kansas City, Mo., has installed new officers here at its fall meeting to fill gaps left by 2 recent resignations.[@@]
Diane Koken, Pennsylvania insurance commissioner, will assume the role of president, and Joel Ario, Oregon insurance administrator and current NAIC secretary-treasurer, will become vice president.
Alessandro Iuppa, Maine superintendent, will be the new NAIC secretary-treasurer, according to NAIC spokesman Roger Hoadley.
Elections must be held again in December, in keeping with the NAIC’s normal officer election schedule, Hoadley said.
Former NAIC President Ernst Csiszar, former South Carolina insurance director, left his post in August to head the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Des Plaines, Ill. Within a week after the Csiszar announcement, North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman resigned from his position as the NAIC’s vice president. Poolman said he would run for reelection as insurance commissioner but would give up his NAIC leadership post to spend more time with his family.
Ario predicted that the major issue most likely to confront the new NAIC leadership probably will be the new federal insurance regulatory reform road map bill.