Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners have voted to make 3 temporary officers official 2005 officers.[@@]
The state insurance commissioners who belong to the NAIC also voted to change the Kansas City, Mo., group’s bylaws, to create a new president-elect post.
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Diane Koken will be the NAIC’s president in 2005.
The other 2005 officers will be Maine Superintendent of Insurance Alessandro Iuppa, president-elect; Oregon Insurance Administrator Joel Ario, vice president; and Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, secretary-treasurer.
Koken has been the NAIC’s interim president. Ario has been the interim vice president, and Iuppa has been the interim secretary-treasurer.
The NAIC ended up with 3 interim officers earlier this fall, after the former president, Ernst Csiszar of South Carolina, resigned to become president of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Des Plaines, Ill., and the former vice president, Jim Poolman of North Dakota, resigned to spend more time with his family. Ario, who had been secretary-treasurer, created the third vacancy, when he moved up to take over as vice president.
According to several sources, the election for one spot was a tie and had to be recast.